Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery

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What are MIGS?

Standard glaucoma surgeries, trabeculectomy and external tube-shunts are major and sometimes necessary surgeries. While they are very often effective at lowering eye pressure and preventing progression of glaucoma, they have a long list of potential complications. Many patients require these procedures and they have been utilized successfully for many years for preventing further vision loss and progression of glaucoma. More recently, the MIGS group of operations have been developed to reduce some of the risk associated with traditional glaucoma surgeries. MIGS procedures work by using microscopic-sized equipment or implants, lasers and tiny incisions. While they reduce the incidence of complications, some degree of effectiveness is also traded for the increased safety.

Many of the MIGS group of operations are new innovations and some have been mainstays of treatment for sometime like ECP. At Glaucoma Center of Michigan, we are constantly striving to learn the latest developments and most innovative techniques to help prevent the progression of glaucoma.

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