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XEN Gel Stent

The XEN® Gel Stent is a surgical implant designed to lower XEN Gel Stent
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).

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.

XEN Gel Stent

 

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

 

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2800 3rd St.
Rapid City, SD 57701
605-341-2000