Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)
Microinvasive glaucoma surgery has become very popular in the past few years. The concept implies a quick procedure with minimal incision size, performed at the same time as cataract surgery in patients with both glaucoma and cataracts. A MIGS procedure typically lowers the eye pressure 2-3 points, which may be enough to decrease the number of glaucoma eye drops that the patient needs going forward, and some patients will experience an even more effective pressure lowering and can stop their glaucoma drops. A hallmark of MIGS procedures is their simplicity and relative safety and lack of side effects compared to traditional glaucoma procedures.
Many types of MIGS procedures exist, and many more are currently under development. Dr. Clark is trained in laser endocyclophotocoagulation (ECP) and also performs iStent®. Cypass® will be available as well in 2017.