In the last two decades, advancements in minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) have become an extremely safe and effective option for managing mild to moderate glaucoma. MIGS lowers intraocular pressure by enhancing the outflow of the aqueous (clear fluid between the lens and cornea). This can be achieved by using a laser, surgical device, or a microstent to reduce pressure by expand outflow. MIGS treatments can reduce the dependence of medicated eye drops, benefiting the patient by saving money over time and having fewer daily interruptions to apply eye drops. There are a number of MIGs devices that your surgeon can choose from depending on the characteristics of your eyes.
If you currently use medicated eye drops to manage glaucoma, ask your ophthalmologist if a MIGS procedure could be an option for you!