First Eye Doctor In Toms River To Use New XEN Gel Stent

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Omar F. Almallah, M.D., FACS, FABES, FAAO

Founder & Board Certified Ophthalmologist | Susskind & Almallah Eye Associates, P.A.

Dr. Omar F. Almallah is a distinguished ophthalmologist who has been practicing medicine for nearly thirty years. He is the founder of Susskind & Almallah Eye Associates, P.A. where he specializes in treating cataracts and glaucoma. Over the course of his career, Dr. Almallah has treated over twenty thousand cases of cataracts and garnered a reputation for his expert and compassionate patient care in New Jersey’s Ocean and Monmouth Counties. With offices in Brick, Toms River, Marlboro, and Barnegat, Dr. Almallah is an internationally recognized ocular surgeon and is at the forefront of glaucoma treatment.

He was the first ophthalmologist in the area to perform canaloplasty for glaucoma and now the first ophthalmologist in Toms River to implant the new XEN Gel Stent. Dr. Almallah states “this new device is a major development in the treatment of open angle glaucoma”. Dr. Almallah explains that this new device may replace older procedures such as trabeculectomy and tube shunts. The physician can often get the eye pressure down, but often the pressure goes dangerously low or after scarring occurs, the pressure goes back up. The new XEN Stent is designed to prevent the pressure from dropping dangerously low and the pressure can be maintained at a normal level. The procedure can also be done with no sutures or cutting of the conjunctiva and for a “suture-less filter” and generally takes less than 10 minutes in skilled hands.

For more information on this extraordinary development in the treatment of glaucoma, you can contact Susskind & Almallah Eye Associates at 732-349-5622.