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Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare

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).

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 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