What is minimally invasive glaucoma surgery?
When our experienced providers recommend minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, or MIGS, our goal is to relieve the pressure on your optic nerve without causing any collateral damage to the surrounding area.
For surgeons like our experienced providers, the advent of minimally invasive techniques allows us to combine our incredible knowledge and experience with tiny, specialized instruments and cameras to perform precision surgery on extremely small and delicate areas, like your eyes.
Equipped with advanced imaging, which gives us a magnified view of the surgical area, and microscopic-sized instruments, we are 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:
We insert a tiny tube into your eye to drain fluid from the inside into your outer membrane.
A procedure that addresses your trabecular meshwork, which is responsible for keeping the fluid in your eyes from draining properly.
This technique is largely used for patients with advanced glaucoma. Using laser cyclophotocoagulation, Los Angeles Glaucoma Group 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 us to go in and treat your problem, leaving a minimal traces of our work, a fact that your body appreciates enormously as it goes about the business of healing.
If you need glaucoma surgery, call Los Angeles Glaucoma Group, to find out about his minimally invasive procedures. Or, use the online scheduling tool to book a consultation.
We see patients for Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery, General Ophthalmology, and more. Call us at our Torrance or Culver City, Ca Location today.