As recently reported in Jersey Shore Online, Dr. Almallah is the first ophthalmologist in the area to use the breakthrough new technology the XEN Gel Stent for the treatment of glaucoma.
The XEN Gel Stent is an FDA approved, permanent implant that has been shown to lower intraocular pressure (IOP) and reduce the need for topical medications without the risks involved with traditional glaucoma surgeries. The stent can help maintain appropriate pressure in the eye and prevent IOP from dropping too low.
Inserting the stent can be done without the need for sutures or cutting of the conjunctiva and can take less than 10 minutes. The stent is about 6-mm long and the width of a human hair. It is implanted through a tiny, self-sealing corneal incision. Its collagen-derived non-inflammatory gelatin material allows it to conform to the eye’s tissue and may minimize issues experienced with synthetic materials, such as migration, erosion, or corneal damage.
Placement of the Xen Gel Stent with disposable injector
If you are seeking relief from glaucoma, the XEN Gel Stent may be the right solution for you. Please call Susskind & Almallah Eye Associates at 732-338-0153 today to schedule your consultation and discuss your treatment options. We proudly serve the areas of Marlboro, Toms River, Brick, and Barnegat, New Jersey.