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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.

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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

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