Talking to patients about XEN

Facts patients may be interested to know about the XEN procedure

  • It’s a short procedure, ~10 minutes for implantation when experienced1 so most patients may be able to go home on the same day
  • XEN can be implanted at the same time as cataract surgery2
  • No stitches are required1
  • XEN may reduce the number of glaucoma drops they will have to take. In the APEX study, 44.7% (n=72/161) of patients were drop-free at 2 years2
1. Dapena CL and Ros RC. Revista Española de Glaucoma e Hipertensión Ocular 2015; 5(3): 350-7. 2. Reitsamer H et al. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2019; 257(5): 983-96.