Vold Vision has been offering cutting-edge treatments for glaucoma patients for years. With many new options to consider, we are proud to offer the XEN Glaucoma Treatment System, created by Allergan, a world leader in pharmaceuticals. Dr. Vold and his staff of eye surgeons have spent a great deal of time testing the XEN Gel Stent, which is implanted into the eye to treat refractory glaucoma. Over the course of the past few years, Dr. Vold is one of only a select few surgeons in the country to perform a wide array of new innovative glaucoma procedures. As part of the collection of advanced, minimally invasive treatments we offer for glaucoma patients, XEN has proven to offer patients significant improvement in the management of their glaucoma condition.
XEN and MIGS
XEN is considered a MIGS procedure (minimally invasive glaucoma surgery). This means it is performed right inside our treatment center as an outpatient procedure and does not require or need anesthesia. The XEN stent is soft and is tiny, about the length of an eyelash. While the stent itself is incredibly small, when implanted into the eye, the soft and flexible material remains in place and does not dissolve. It produces an outstanding outcome for patients that is long-lasting.
"Just had the Smile procedure done. The whole process was extremely simple and very well explained before hand. The staff members are very nice and informative. The procedure it’s self was fast and painless. In less than 24 hours my vision is already nearly 20/20 and still getting better. I can see things far more clearly and in much greater detail than I ever could in my contacts. If you’re looking to have this procedure done, I would definitely recommend Dr. Vold and his excellent staff!"- S.H. / Google / Jan 29, 2021
"I began to have double vision about a year ago. I am pretty upbeat but started to get really sad. I used to dance and enjoy the space around me but now I had trouble even walking around the room or down stairs. then I was referred to Dr. Napier. she operated on my eyes and I could immediately see better. my eyes were working together again!!! I feel empowered and plan to start a new diet and exercise program and dancing to the Cheetah Girls DVD with ankle bells on. Thank you Vold Vision and Dr. Napier."- S.M. / Facebook / Jan 29, 2021
"Magic! My word to describe ALL the care I've received through Vold Vision and ALL of the staff. From my consultation with Jennifer for my SMILE procedure to my two appointments after the procedure, just AMAZING service and care. Dr Holden is so personable and well informed about all eye procedures! Dr Vold is such a professional and so calming during the procedure! You ALL are just the MOST AMAZING group of professionals around. Keep giving people the best care and the ability to see! I'll be sending everyone I know to you!"- K.E. / Google / Jan 23, 2021
"I was so pleased by my visit to Vold Vision! The facility was very clean and felt safe. The staff was super friendly, helpful and professional. I visited with Dr. Holden and she is the absolute best! She answered all my questions and explained what she was doing throughout the process. I would definitely recommend!"- K.H. / Google / Jan 23, 2021
"The staff at Vold are amazing. From the first appointment to see if I was a candidate for LASIK, to the procedure itself, to the post-op check up. It was all done with care and professionalism. I would highly recommend Vold to anyone that is looking to rid of their glasses or contacts. Thank you Vold!"- C.H. / Google / Jan 20, 2021
About the XEN Treatment
After a thorough eye exam and diagnosis, Dr. Vold and our team of experienced eye surgeons will create a custom treatment plan. We may not always recommend surgery right from the start, however, many patients are candidates for a MIGS procedure depending on the stage of their glaucoma and the current symptoms. The XEN implant is specially designed to lower eye pressure in patients who have been diagnosed with open-angle glaucoma, where prior treatments failed to produce relief. This is what is referred to as refractory glaucoma.
The procedure is seamless and creates a small channel in the eye to drain fluid and help lessen eye pressure. The stent is placed just under the clear membrane that covers the white section of the eyeball. It stays in place and works to relieve pressure on a continuous basis.
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the Glaucoma Leaders
Dr. Vold is the only fellowship trained glaucoma sub-specialist in Northwest Arkansas. Not only is he a world leader in the field of new glaucoma treatments, he is a recognized pioneer in the research and development of new minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries. He has performed more micro-invasive glaucoma surgeries than almost anyone in the country. As with all surgical procedures, there are risks to consider and evaluation must be made to determine if the treatment is right for your unique case. If you have open-angle glaucoma and previous treatments have failed, the XEN Gel Stent may be a solution for you. We invite you to call Vold Vision and schedule your consultation to learn more about our glaucoma surgeons and services.