What Is MIGS and How Can It Help My Glaucoma?

Glaucoma Treatment Stafford

Patients and Beatles fans alike exclaim, “Help! I need somebody.” If you are suffering from glaucoma, then you don’t need just anybody. You need one of the talented members of the Access Eye team. The good news is that our team offers a number of glaucoma treatment options to patients from our offices in Fredericksburg, Stafford, King George and Spotsylvania.

One way we may be able to help your glaucoma is with MIGS, which stands for minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. Here, our talented team discusses MIGS and how these procedures can help glaucoma.

What Is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma sounds like one disease, but it is actually a family of eye diseases that can cause vision loss and even blindness. Glaucoma is characterized by damage to the optic nerve, which is the nerve that connects the eye to the brain. It is usually caused by a buildup of pressure in the eye.

There is no cure for glaucoma, but there are a number of different treatment options available that may slow its progression. The option that is best for you will depend on a number of factors, including the type of glaucoma and its progression. Treatments may include eye drops, laser procedures and surgical procedures.

What Is MIGS?

The goal of a MIGS procedure is to create new ways for fluid to drain from the eye. This is done through the surgical implantation of tiny MIGS devices. There are a number of different types of MIGS devices that may be effective at lowering pressure in the eye. How the MIGS procedure is performed depends on the type of MIGS device that is being used.

How Can MIGS Help Your Glaucoma?

MIGS is safe and effective for the treatment of glaucoma. These advanced techniques are used for managing mild to moderate glaucoma.

MIGS can help your glaucoma by reducing pressure in the eye with the help of microscopic equipment.  The microscopic equipment drains excess fluid from the eye.

It is less invasive than traditional glaucoma surgery. Unlike traditional glaucoma surgery, MIGS may only require a tiny incision. This means that there is less risk during surgery and a faster recovery time.

Contact Access Eye Today

If you would like to learn more about your glaucoma treatment options, the team at Access Eye is here to help! Contact Access Eye today to schedule a comprehensive eye examination. You can request an appointment online or call (540) 371-2020.