Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)
Through small incisions or insertion of miniature implants, MIGS has become an ideal surgical procedure for glaucoma patients.
What is MIGS?
There is a framework of tissue near the cornea called the trabecular meshwork and is responsible for draining the aqueous humor from the eye. When the flow of fluids are clogged up, the eye pressure increases and can be the cause behind glaucoma. Through MIGS, an eye surgeon can allow fluids to drain properly from the eye & reduce the eye pressure.
If your eye doctor thinks MIGS is right for you, the following procedures may be done:
- Internal trabecular bypass procedures
- Selective laser trabeculoplasty
MIGS has become a preferred surgical procedure for glaucoma for the lower risk of complications and higher success rates compared to other glaucoma surgeries.