DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police are investigating the theft of gold eyelid implants from a hospital.
KCCI-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1ck95fD ) an employee at Mercy Medical Center reported the theft Thursday of 10 boxes of implants.
They have a reported value of $2,800.
The implants can help patients with eyelid control problems to blink and close their eyes.
Gold is used for the implants because it causes less irritation to the eye.
Information from: KCCI-TV, http://www.kcci.com