WHAT IS THE XEN® GEL STENT?
The XEN® Gel Stent is a surgical implant designed to lower high eye pressure in open-angle glaucoma patients where previous surgical treatment has failed and/or medications alone were insufficient (also known as refractory glaucoma).
A SMALL DEVICE THAT CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE.
This highly magnified view of the XEN® Gel Stent reveals that it’s a small tube that, when inserted into the eye, becomes soft and flexible. XEN® is designed to help lower eye pressure and was evaluated in a U.S. clinical study that established its safety and effectiveness.
HOW DOES THE XEN® GEL STENT WORK?
The XEN® Gel Stent creates a small channel in the eye to drain fluid and help lower eye pressure. The XEN® Gel Stent is tiny—about the length of an eyelash—and it’s placed just under the conjunctiva, which is a clear membrane that covers the white of your eye.
HOW LONG DOES THE XEN® GEL STENT LAST?
The XEN® Gel Stent is designed to stay in the eye permanently.
WILL I BE ABLE TO STOP USING EYE DROPS?
You may or may not need to use glaucoma eye drops after the XEN® procedure. Your doctor will determine your need for eye drops after the XEN® procedure.
At Eye Physicians of Virginia, we are proud to offer the XEN Gel Stent to our patients. Ask your doctor if this novel device is right for you.