MIGS (Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery) is a newer pool of procedures in the world of glaucoma aimed at increasing surgical safety and offering a less invasive treatment option for patients who fall into the mild to a moderate category of glaucoma. For many patients, medications and laser therapy work great at controlling eye pressure, but for some, additional, more drastic treatments may be necessary. The gap from medications and laser procedures to the next level of treatment options, like filtration and shunt surgery, is a big leap, and although these procedures offer a greater reduction in eye pressure, they also carry increased risks. MIGS are now populating that space between eye medications and laser treatments and the jump to the more advanced glaucoma procedures. MIGS uses microdevices and surgical instruments, providing a moderate reduction in eye pressure with minimal post-surgical risks.
The physicians at Minnesota Eye Consultants are proud to offer the iStent® Trabecular Micro-Bypass device.