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, we 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.
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What To Expect with MIGS
After we have established that someone is a great candidate for MIGS, we 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 Boca Raton 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.
Who is a good candidate for MIGS?
We typically recommend MIGS in Boca Raton, FL, to patients who have mild to moderate glaucoma and have not had previous glaucoma surgery. 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.
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.
SIGHT-SAVING GLAUCOMA MANAGEMENT
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 glaucoma surgery in Boca Raton, FL. We can plan a MIGS exam with an experienced ophthalmologist to more easily control your condition.