Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) Specialist

Daniel Krivoy, MD

Ophthalmologist & Glaucoma Specialist located in Los Angeles, Culver City, CA

When it comes to correcting a medical issue, the two words, “minimally invasive,” are music to most patients’ ears. As a patient of Daniel Krivoy, MD, a glaucoma specialist in Los Angeles, California, you’ll hear these words more often than not when he discusses possible treatment options for your glaucoma. To explore the new world of minimally invasive techniques for rectifying your glaucoma, call 310-838-0202.

Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)

What is minimally invasive glaucoma surgery?

When Dr. Krivoy recommends minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, or MIGS, his goal is to relieve the pressure on your optic nerve without causing any collateral damage to the surrounding area.

For surgeons like Dr. Krivoy, the advent of minimally invasive techniques allows him to combine his incredible knowledge and experience with tiny, specialized instruments and cameras to perform precision surgery on extremely small and delicate areas, like your eyes.

While Dr. Krivoy, and glaucoma specialists like him, understood what needed to be done to relieve your glaucoma, the hurdle has historically been things beyond their control — the size of their hands, their instruments, and the field of vision.

Equipped with advanced imaging, which gives Dr. Krivoy a magnified view of the surgical area, and microscopic-sized instruments, Dr. Krivoy is able to zero in on your problem and correct it with an accuracy that wouldn’t have been possible before.


What are the different types of minimally invasive glaucoma surgery?

There are several different options when it comes to MIGS, including:

Microtrabeculectomy

Dr. Krivoy inserts a tiny tube into your eye to drain fluid from the inside into your outer membrane.

Trabecular surgery

A procedure that addresses your trabecular meshwork, which is responsible for keeping the fluid in your eyes from draining properly.

Laser procedures

This technique is largely used for patients with advanced glaucoma. Using laser cyclophotocoagulation, Dr. Krivoy targets the tissue that’s responsible for creating the fluid in your eye.


What are the advantages of minimally invasive glaucoma surgery?

There’s no shortage of reasons why MIGS has the advantage over traditional surgical techniques, including:

  • Less trauma to your eye
  • Shorter downtime and recovery
  • Less risk of infection
  • Fewer postoperative complications, such as hypotony and hyphema
  • Reduced need for medications

 

Minimally invasive techniques allow Dr. Krivoy to go in and treat your problem, leaving a minimal trace of his work, a fact that your body appreciates enormously as it goes about the business of healing.

If you need glaucoma surgery, call Daniel Krivoy, MD, to find out about his minimally invasive procedures. Or, use the online scheduling tool to book a consultation.