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For those with facial paralysis, a common problem is the functioning of the eyelid. In these cases, a person experiencing facial palsy may not be able to control their eyelid function, resulting in an eye that does not close or blink. Beyond the appearance, this problem poses a risk for eye damage and even blindness. For those with prolonged paralyzed eyelids, surgery may be recommended to restore eyelid movement.

Joshua D. Rosenberg, MD, is one of most respected facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons to offer facial paralysis treatment. His background includes being a founding member of Mount Sinai’s Facial Nerve Paralysis Program, and Dr. Rosenberg has a dual board certification as a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. His expertise in this specialized field of facial reconstruction is needed to perform various types of paralyzed eyelid surgeries that can restore eyelid movement and protect the vision of his patients.

Gold Weight Eyelid Surgery

One of the most effective surgical options for improving function in a paralyzed eyelid is adding gold weights to the lid. The extra weight allows the patient to use gravity to close and blink the eye, allowing for protection and reduced discomfort. Dr. Rosenberg tailors each surgery to the patient, choosing the right sized weight to add to the upper eyelid. He utilizes his expertise as a facial plastic surgeon to hide the incision in the crease of the eyelid. In addition, the lower eyelid may need tightening to ensure proper function when closing or blinking the eye.

Eyelid paralysis can jeopardize the eye, causing dryness and increasing the risk of damage or infection. If you have ongoing eyelid paralysis and want to determine whether gold weight eyelid surgery is right for you, contact the office of Dr. Rosenberg in NYC or Upper East Side. During your consultation and evaluation, Dr. Rosenberg will discuss your options and let you know if you are a candidate for paralyzed eyelid surgery.

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Our Patient Reviews

Joshua D. Rosenberg, M.D.

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 11 reviews

Tonio Jennifer

Knowledgeable Doctor, great staff...somehow Dr Rosenberg makes you feel that no matter the odds he will come thru for you and with me he did so many times

Karmita Avila

I haven't the opportunity to meet the doctor yet, I have an appointment. I was referred by an ENT doctor in NJ, Dr. Douglas Leventhal, nice, young, excellent bed manners. Unfortunately he does not reconstruction nasal perforation, but he was very interested in helping me, and he referred me to a colleague in NY, and asked me wait a call from them, otherwise to call him back if they didn't contact me. Thanks GOD, they are very efficient and received, today two calls , I finally got to talk to Evelyn, very kind, and patient, gave me the appointment, I hope that my present health problem due to bad medical practice years ago, Dr. Rossenberg, can reconstruct my septum. I thank you from deep of my heart.

Nada Alkhawam

I want to thank DR. Rosenberg for his time and he’s amazing staff,he did a wonderful job operating on my face moving the cyst last Tuesday , I couldn’t believe my self the way he operates berly any brosis, he’s amazing surgeon , and he’s staff especially Ann& daina they are on top everything sweetheart they answered all my questions, with friendly since humor, I’m so lucky to have him As surgeon

Theresa Norris

Excellent surgeon supported by caring medical team members. Highly recommend.

Jan Wong

Dr. Rosenberg and his staff are thoughtful, caring and made me feel at ease during my procedure and at my follow up visits. Highly competent and friendly staff. Definitely recommend.

Sue Bee

An excellent Doctor who is kind and compassionate. He genuinely cares about his patients and their well-being.

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Joshua D. Rosenberg, M.D.
234 East 85th Street, 4th Floor
New York NY 10028

(212) 241-9410

Opening hours:
Monday & Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Joshua D. Rosenberg, M.D.
2052 Richmond Road
Staten Island NY 10306

(718) 420-1279

Opening hours:
Monday & Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM