Credit: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Figure 1: The figure on the left represents the group of patients who had reinnervation of the muscles around the eye in addition to the traditional static procedures, which include insertion of a gold weight in the upper eyelid and support of the lower eyelid. The cornea in these patients is less stained, representing less injury. The figure on the right represents the group of patients who had only static procedures performed on their eyelids. As depicted in the inset, the cornea in these patients stains significantly more, representing increased corneal injury.