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 was insufficient (also known as refractory glaucoma).
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.
Dr. Jorgensen performs the XEN® Gel Stent procedure.
How long does theXEN® 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.
Is the XEN® Gel Stent right for me?
As with all procedures, there can be risks, which your doctor will discuss with you. If you have open-angle glaucoma and your previous surgical treatment has failed and/or medications alone were insufficient, your doctor can help you decide if the XEN® Gel Stent is the right choice for you. Individual results may vary.
What can I expect with Xen?
- The XEN® Gel Stent surgery is an outpatient procedure
- The XEN® Gel Stent will be positioned carefully in your eye. It should start working to help reduce your eye pressure. Individual results may vary
- Your doctor will schedule follow-up appointments to review your progress and determine your need for eye drops