Journal of Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology of Shandong University ›› 2023, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (1): 145-151.doi: 10.6040/j.issn.1673-3770.0.2021.468

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Progress in the applications of XEN microstent in glaucoma surgery

ZHONG Yu1, LIAO Zhimin1, DUAN Xuanchu2   

  1. 1. Department of Ophthalmology, Aier School of Ophthalmology, Central South University/ Changsha Aier Eye Hospital/ Aier Eye Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan 430061, Hubei, China;
    2. Department of Ophthalmology, Aier School of Ophthalmology, Central South University/ Changsha Aier Eye Hospital, Changsha 410015, Hunan, China
  • Published:2023-02-06

Abstract: The major target of glaucoma treatment is lowing intraocular pressure, to prevent further optic nerve damage. The limit of traditional procedures, like the unstable postoperative intraocular pressure and postoperative complications, has contributed to the emergence of a new type of minimally anvasive glaucoma surgery, such as the XEN microstent implantation. The effectiveness and safety of this new technology have been confirmed in many clinical studies and have thus been gaining more attention. To enable ophthalmologists to better understand XEN microstent implantation in glaucoma surgery, this paper summarizes the applications and research progress of XEN microstent implantation in glaucoma surgery by analyzing and summarizing the related literatures on XEN microstent implantation in recent years.

Key words: Glaucoma, XEN microstents, Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery

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  • R775
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