Eliminate or reduce your need for glaucoma drops with Micro Invasive Glaucoma Surgery. MIGS is a new treatment option available in glaucoma therapy that is a safe and effective way to improve the eye’s natural fluid outflow.
The MIGS procedures are designed to reduce intraocular eye pressure by improving aqueous outflow through the natural physiologic pathway as well as preserving important eye tissue and future treatment options that could help maintain long-term vision.
While standard glaucoma surgeries are often very effective at lowering eye pressure and preventing progression of glaucoma they are all considered a major surgery. They often have a long list of potential complications. MIGS were designed to reduce some of the potential complications associated with standard glaucoma surgeries.
How Does it Work?
MIGS safely and effectively improves the eye’s natural fluid outflow by creating a direct path for fluid to flow between the fluid-filled chamber of the front of the eye and the major collector channel that directs fluid out of the eye bypassing the meshwork of tissue through which the fluid normally flows.
Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Procedures
At only one millimetre long the iStent by Glaukos is placed in your eye during cataract surgery and is so small that you won’t be able to see or feel it after the procedure is over. iStent is designed to create a permanent opening in your trabecular meshwork, and works continuously to improve the outflow of fluid from your eyes to help control eye pressure and reduce the need for medications.
It is made of surgical-grade titanium so your body won’t reject it. It is also safe if you need to have an MRI scan and won’t set off airport scanners.
The Hydrus Microstent by Ivantis is the size of an eyelash, made of nickel and titanium and is so small you will not see or feel it after the insertion procedure. By inserting this into the natural drainage channel the eye pressure is lowered and the need for eye drops is reduced.
The device has been used in over a million medical implants so will not cause an allergic reaction. It is safe if you need to have an MRI scan and won’t set off airport scanners.
Latest Laser Procedures
Generally, laser procedure to treat glaucoma symptoms are reserved for advanced glaucoma cases. These laser procedures are designed to reduce the fluid-forming in the eye by targeting the tissue (ciliary body) that creates the fluid. However, recent developments to the laser treatment procedures have proven useful even for moderate glaucoma cases.
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