Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. Every year, many patients in Toms River—and thousands more across the country—contract this serious condition and need effective treatment.
Glaucoma is a condition in which heavy pressure in the eye damages the optic nerve, initially resulting in gradual loss of peripheral vision but if left untreated, can cause complete blindness.
As a result, treating glaucoma is one of our biggest priorities at Susskind & Almallah Eye Associates. We know preventing and treating glaucoma is crucial, that’s why we offer one of the best treatments for glaucoma called the XEN® Gel stent, an exciting treatment with an impressive record of effectiveness and safety.
If you live in or around Toms River, New Jersey and you're looking for effective glaucoma treatment, please call Susskind & Almallah Eye Associates today at 732-349-5622 to arrange a consultation.
What is XEN® Gel?
As noted above, glaucoma, as a condition, is all about pressure build-up in the eye. As such, a crucial element in treating glaucoma is relieving the pressure. There are many medications that can relieve ocular pressure and a number of surgical procedures that can do the same thing. One exciting procedure is the implantation of a XEN® Gel stent.
This procedure is FDA-approved for the treatment of glaucoma and it has an impressive record of success. The science behind the procedure is quite simple and is completed as follows:
- The stent itself is a remarkably tiny instrument, about the length of a single eyelash, and is placed under the conjunctiva, which is the thin membrane covering the white of your eye.
- Once the stent is placed, it provides a channel for the drainage of fluid and the relief of ocular pressure. The stent is designed to remain in your eye permanently. In most cases, you won't have to worry about coming back for a replacement surgery or any other similar procedure.
By relieving built-up ocular pressure, the XEN® Gel stent addresses glaucoma, arresting its progression and protecting your vision. The placement of the stent is quite safe and simple and can be performed on an out-patient basis.
You will need to return to our office for regularly scheduled examinations as we'll have to keep an eye on your ocular pressure to ensure the stent is working as it is supposed to.
Contact Our Experienced Doctors Today
The only way to know if the XEN® Gel stent is right for you is to arrange a consultation and examination at our office. We'll thoroughly examine your eye, determine the extent of your glaucoma, and help you decide which course of action is right for you. You can trust in our skill and experience to provide you with the best possible advice in this important situation.
If you live in or around the Toms River, New Jersey area and you or a family member is suffering from glaucoma, the XEN® Gel stent might be a good idea. Please call Susskind & Almallah Eye Associates today at 732-349-5622 to arrange a consultation. We proudly provide services to those in the areas of Toms River, Brick, Marlboro, and other nearby areas in New Jersey.