eye surgery using minimally invasive glaucoma surgery

Written by: Dr. Aitor Fernández García
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) is a technique for operating glaucoma that attempts to minimize surgical trauma, thereby decreasing postoperative and possible complications.


MIGS surgery for glaucoma

There are different techniques for making such a glaucoma surgery. The trabecular impinging within the zone of greater passage resistance of aqueous humor; and minimally penetrating, with better results and consisting connect the inside of the eye and the subconjunctival space, allowing reduction in intraocular pressure.

This eye surgery is performed under topical anesthesia given in drops, and can be done simultaneously to cataract surgery. Glaucoma operation is performed on an outpatient basis, ie does not require an overnight stay in hospital admission. As the postoperative requires no cover the eye, the patient may start from the beginning with the anti-inflammatory treatment.

Risks of MIGS technique for glaucoma

Although it is a simple surgery is not without risk. Bleeding is the most common complication, although usually easily co-opted in the same procedure.


Who can undergo a surgery for glaucoma MIGS?

In principle all people with glaucoma surgery and cataract indication, and show no allergy to the implant material that they will introduce.


Results MIGS technique for glaucoma

Published results are very good, although the reduction of intraocular pressure is lower than with standard filtering techniques. Individual assessment of each case by the specialist ophthalmologist at MIGS, it is essential to determine the suitability of the intervention and the most suitable implant in each case.

A strong point in favor of this eye surgery is the reversibility of the intervention. Having virtually no damage to the tissues, in the event that intervention is insufficient, you can always perform another surgery in the area without complications.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Aitor Fernández García

Dr. Fernández García is a leading specialist ophthalmologist in Glaucoma Surgery and Anterior Pole. It is responsible for the Glaucoma Unit in Innova Ocular IOA Madrid. He is a member of the Spanish Society of Refractive Surgery Ocular Implant (SECOIR) and the Spanish Society of Glaucoma.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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