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VOLUME 12 , ISSUE 3 ( September-December, 2018 ) > List of Articles


XEN Gel Stent Early Failure-dye-enhanced Ab-externo Revision

Nuno P Ferreira, Joana M Pinto, Filipa Teixeira, Luís A Pinto

Keywords : Complications, Glaucoma surgery, Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, XEN stent

Citation Information : Ferreira NP, Pinto JM, Teixeira F, Pinto LA. XEN Gel Stent Early Failure-dye-enhanced Ab-externo Revision. J Curr Glaucoma Pract 2018; 12 (3):139-141.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10078-1237

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-08-2009

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


The XEN gel stent is an ab-interno minimally invasive glaucoma surgery device that reduces intraocular pressure by creating a subconjunctival drainage pathway. XEN intents to provide a safer and less invasive mean of lowering intraocular pressure. As with any new device, there is still some lack of experience and knowledge concerning efficacy, technique, and complications. We report a novel surgical approach for early bleb failure after XEN implantation.

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