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.
"1 week ago today I had the SMILE procedure done at Vold Vision. BEST. DECISION. EVER! 1 day post op I had 20/20 vision! I never thought I’d see the day where I didn’t wake up scrambling around to find my glasses just to make it to the bathroom to put in my contacts for a 12hr shift at the hospital, but here we are and I couldn’t be more thankful! <br /> The entire staff at Vold has been amazing! The front desk staff always greets me with a warm and positive attitude. John in scheduling worked with me to get pre op testing, surgery date, and post op appointments made that were perfect for me and my work schedule. Dr. Moser saw me for my pre op testing and has been following my progress during the post op period. She is incredibly knowledgeable and has answered all of my questions/concerns thus far! And last, but not least, Dr. Vold on surgery day was phenomenal! Even though the procedure itself is very quick, he continuously reassured me and kept the experience very calming and relaxing. He mentioned multiple times how excited he was for me and I cannot thank him enough for giving me this new and much improved vision! <br /> 10/10 definitely recommend Dr. Vold & his entire team!"- M.L. / Facebook / May 26, 2021
"I just got home from my Lasik SMILE surgery. My vision is still a little foggy(normal), but I can already tell I'm seeing more clearly. I can't thank Vold Vision enough for being so professional and comforting before and during this procedure. I was very nervous going into it, but I was super surprised at how fast everything went and how good I feel, just an hour or two after it's done. I highly, highly recommend Vold Vision for anyone undergoing eye surgery. Special shoutout to John for going above and beyond to make sure I was taken care of. Thanks again, guys!"- M.D. / Facebook / Jan 01, 2022
"I got the SMILE procedure today and it was great. The staff is awesome and very friendly. They also make sure that you fully understand what they will be doing and answer any questions you have. The procedure itself was fast and painless. I can't believe that I didn't do it sooner."- L.A. / Facebook / Jan 01, 2022
"I felt compelled to write this review to convey how blessed I feel to have found Dr. Steven Vold and his team and to be one of his patients. Dr. Vold is world renowned and a true visionary. His list of first procedures performed in the country is lengthy. Dr. Vold is skilled at an amazing array of surgical procedures to treat a multitude of eye issues. As a physician, myself, I have high expectations of the physicians I see, and the doctors I recommend to my family, friends and patients. Dr. Vold far exceeds my expectations. He and his staff truly make you feel like family. Dr. Vold is one of the most caring and skilled physicians I have encountered. Arkansas is blessed to have him in the state as people travel long distances to see him."- D.V. / Facebook / Jan 01, 2022
"The staff was great. I had smile surgery and everything went well! Went home took a nap by the time I woke up I was seeing perfectly!"- E.R. / Facebook / Nov 19, 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.