XEN Gel Stent
The XEN Gel Stent implant is a new, minimally invasive surgical technique for many forms of glaucoma.
The Collamer implant is only 6 millimetres long and thinner than a human hair. It is made of collagen, which is biocompatible and very well tolerated.
It functions as a minute tube, which can reduce pressure in the eye by up to 50% by draining excess fluid away. The XEN Gel Stent is so small that it:
can be inserted without sutures
is not visible from the outside
is not noticed by the patient
When can the implant be used?
The XEN Gel Stent implant is suitable if, for example,
You cannot tolerate drops that are used to lower your eye pressure
Treatment with drops doesn’t reduce your eye pressure enough, or your eye pressure fluctuates too much even if you use the drops
Your lifestyle makes it difficult for you to use eye drops regularly
The depth of the anterior chamber of the eye is not sufficient
Dr. med. Kristof Vandkerckhove interviewed by Isabel Walker, british journalist, about the XEN gel stent