MIGS Surgery: A Highly Successful, Minimally Invasive Treatment for Glaucoma

Published: 2023-08-07

At Benjamin Eye Institute, we pride ourselves in staying at the forefront of innovative eye care solutions, consistently delivering high-quality services to our patients. One such advanced solution we offer is the Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS), an effective treatment method that has significantly transformed the management of glaucoma.

MIGS Surgery: A Highly Successful, Minimally Invasive Treatment for Glaucoma

Glaucoma, a leading cause of irreversible blindness, is often associated with elevated intraocular pressure (IOP). MIGS is designed to reduce this pressure in a less invasive manner than traditional glaucoma surgeries, enhancing the patient's comfort and promoting a swift recovery.

MIGS techniques, such as the Streamline and OMNI procedures, are incredibly appealing because they don't necessitate leaving behind an implant or device. This feature dramatically reduces potential complications such as inflammation, infection, or erosion commonly associated with foreign bodies. Plus, the risk of hypotony, a condition of excessively low eye pressure, is also minimized due to the gentle nature of these procedures.

What are some of the other benefits of MIGS?

  1. Safety: As a less invasive procedure, MIGS carries fewer risks than traditional glaucoma surgeries.
  2. Efficiency: MIGS effectively reduces eye pressure, thus slowing or halting glaucoma progression.
  3. Faster Recovery: Without the need for large incisions or implants, recovery time is typically shorter.
  4. Improved Quality of Life: MIGS can reduce or eliminate the need for pressure-lowering eye drops, thereby simplifying treatment routines and reducing associated costs.

If you're considering cataract surgery and also have glaucoma, MIGS could be a valuable addition to your treatment plan. Many MIGS procedures can be performed at the same time as cataract surgery, streamlining your care and potentially eliminating the need for pressure-lowering eye drops.

To explore the potential of MIGS further, we invite you to consult your doctor or one of our experienced ophthalmologists at Benjamin Eye Institute. We believe in personalized care and will work closely with you to understand your specific needs and suggest the most suitable treatment options. If MIGS is right for you, you can trust our team to guide you every step of the way, ensuring you understand the process and feel comfortable with your decision.

Remember, every day we strive to help our patients see life in the best light possible. That's the Benjamin Eye Institute way!