The unfortunate truth is that there is no cure yet for glaucoma. However, by getting regular glaucoma screenings, you can prevent it from getting worse and ultimately causing blindness. Depending on how severe your glaucoma is, we at Papale Eye Center offer our patients both surgical and non-surgical treatments. As one of our most popular surgical treatments, we offer a minimally/micro-invasive surgical implant (MIGS) to treat glaucoma. Read on to learn more.
What Is MIGS?
Glaucoma is caused when there is an excess amount of pressure on the eye. During a micro-invasive glaucoma surgery or MIGS, the intraocular pressure will be reduced by either reducing the production of pressure or increasing outflow of aqueous humor. By making small incisions in the cornea and using microscopic tools, one of the greatest benefits of MIGS is that minimal damage will be made to the surrounding scar tissue.
What Are the Different Types of MIGS?
Although there are four main categories of MIGS, we don’t offer all of these options here. The four types of MIGS include Microtrabeculectomies, Trabecular Surgery, and Suprachoroidal Shunts.
During this surgery, microscopic tubes are inserted into the eye to drain fluid from the conjunctiva.
- Trabecular Surgery
By using a special contact lens, a small incision is made in the trabecular meshwork of the eye— allowing the surgeon to either destroy the meshwork of bypass it.
- Suprachoroidal Shunts
This surgery has very few complications and is effective at lowering the amount of pressure in the eye. By placing shunts in the eye, the fluid can effectively drain and get rid of the pressure.
During your initial consultation with your doctor at Papale Eye Center, you will go over your surgical options to decide if MIGS will benefit you. If you have glaucoma, our experts at Papale Eye Center can help reduce your intraocular eye pressure and find relief overall. To learn more about glaucoma or how to treat it, contact Papale Eye Center today!