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The Xen stent is a tiny gel tube the size of an eyelash that is inserted into the eye. The device is placed just under the conjunctiva, which is the clear membrane that covers the white of your eye, allowing fluid to drain away therefore reducing the pressure.
Because the stent is made of gel, when it’s inserted into the eye it becomes soft and flexible and is designed to stay in the eye permanently.
The gel stent is a surgical management option for patients suffering with refractory glaucoma’s and can be performed for patients where previous surgery has been unsuccessful
This procedure is carried out in Theatre by Mr Petros Andreou, one of our experienced Ophthalmic consultants under local anesthetic.
The implant is about the size of an eyelash