Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)
The treatment for glaucoma has come a long way. Today’s advanced technologies and procedures make it possible to diagnose and successfully manage this progressive disease. And while the overall goal of treatment has always remained the same — reducing intraocular pressure (IOP) and glaucomatous progression — Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) is quickly becoming a widely accepted approach for treating mild-to-moderate glaucoma. 1
Glaucoma Therapy Advances
Glaucoma is primarily managed with prescription eye drops. If a patient’s glaucoma progresses or the patient stops responding to the eye drops, a surgical solution is offered. These surgical solutions are often highly invasive, require long recovery times, and could result in long-term complications.
As technology has progressed, less invasive techniques have emerged that have improved the safety profile for glaucoma surgery. This opened more surgical options for patients interested in effective glaucoma management which does not rely solely on the continuous use of prescription medication.
A Revolution in Glaucoma Therapy
With the FDA approval of the iStent®, Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) became a preferred approach to glaucoma management for many eye care professionals and their patients with mild-to-moderate glaucoma.
Performed at the time of cataract surgery, iStent® has proven to be effective in decreasing IOP, with an excellent safety profile, few complications, and fast recovery time.2
iStent® may also reduce patients’ need for medications as determined by an eye care professional. The majority of patients who received iStent® in the U.S. pivotal trial remained medication-free at 12 months. Other benefits associated with this innovative treatment include:
• Minimally traumatic to delicate eye tissue
• Effectively lowers IOP
• Excellent safety profile
• Rapid recovery
1. Marketscope 2015
2. Craven, E. Randy et al. J. Cataract Refract Surg. 2012; 38 (8) 1339-1345.
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