What is MIGS?
Due to the remarkable innovations in glaucoma treatment techniques, the majority of patients diagnosed with glaucoma can access a large selection of new approaches to managing their disease. Many of these new methods fall under the term MIGS or minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. At Clewner & Kelly Eye Center, our eye doctors are proud to provide MIGS in Boca Raton, FL. MIGS treatments use minuscule surgical incisions and devices to lower intraocular pressure and avoid or delay further injury to the optical nerve. In addition, MIGS can be performed at almost all stages of the condition. They generally lead to fewer post-procedure complications, and most researchers believe they are safer overall than traditional glaucoma surgery. Reach out to our glaucoma specialists in Boca Raton, FL, to schedule your MIGS consultation today.
What are the Benefits of MIGS?
MIGS procedures help patients manage their intraocular pressure, working as a treatment that assists with mild to moderate glaucoma. While glaucoma can't be completely reserved, it can be successfully controlled with treatments like MIGS. There are a few benefits of MIGS procedures, some of them include:
- Minimal, if any, pain
- High success rate, with improved eye health and function in many patients
- Minimally invasive procedure (small incision site)
- Quick recovery time
- Reduction in medication usage (like eye drops)
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Am I a Candidate for MIGS?
MIGS are designed to help reduce eye pressure in glaucoma patients. If you have fluid in your eye and an increase in eye pressure, you may be a candidate for this procedure. Additionally, this advanced glaucoma treatment may be recommended for individuals who:
- Have mild to moderate glaucoma and have not had previous glaucoma surgery.
- Are unable or incompliant with the use of eye drops
- Have been unable to control eye pressure with drops or other treatments successfully
More advanced cases of glaucoma or persons who have already had one or more glaucoma surgery may require a different or more traditional approach to their glaucoma. Our team at Clewner & Kelly Eye Center will discuss your options with you during your consultation.
What Can I Expect with MIGS?
After we have established that someone is a great candidate for this advanced glaucoma treatment, our Boca Raton ophthalmologists will go over all of their best options. We are experienced in many MIGS treatments, each of which is performed via the most cutting-edge technologies and tools. Typically, MIGS procedures are done in outpatient settings and last fewer than 15 minutes. Compared to other glaucoma treatments, patients can expect a shorter recovery period and can often return to their normal activities within a week. Once the surgery is done, we instruct all MIGS patients to come back for several key follow-up appointments that allow us to thoroughly monitor the patient's intraocular pressure over the course of the healing process.
How long does a MIGS procedure take?
MIGS procedures are generally completed in under 15 minutes, and the results for MIGS can last many years. Please discuss the risks and benefits of surgery with your glaucoma specialist in Boca Raton, FL.
How long does it take to recover from MIGS?
The MIGS recovery timeframe is significantly shorter than the timeframe needed to recover from a more traditional glaucoma surgery. Generally, patients only need about 2 - 3 weeks to fully recover and return to their normal activities. Our team at Clewner & Kelly Eye Center will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to help you experience maximum healing.
Will I need to have additional procedures after MIGS?
Minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries provide long-lasting results for many patients. However, it is important to attend routine eye exams so we can continue to monitor the pressure in your eyes. The need for further procedures will depend on the severity of your eye condition and how well you respond to treatment. If you require additional surgeries or care to manage your glaucoma, our team will explain your options and help you determine the best solution for your vision.
SIGHT-SAVING GLAUCOMA Treatment
Not so long ago, patients who had aggressive glaucoma only had one solution for treatment. Fortunately, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery and laser therapies now enable us to provide a variety of treatments to help patients manage their glaucoma. Get in touch with Clewner & Kelly Eye Center for minimally invasive eye surgery in Boca Raton, FL. We can plan a MIGS exam with an experienced ophthalmologist to more easily control your condition.