ⓘ Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery

                                     

ⓘ Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery

Micro-invasive glaucoma surgery is the latest advance in surgical treatment for glaucoma, which aims to reduce intraocular pressure by either increasing outflow of aqueous humor or reducing its production. MIGS comprises a group of surgical procedures which share common features. MIGS procedures involve a minimally invasive approach, often with small cuts or micro-incisions through the cornea that causes the least amount of trauma to surrounding scleral and conjunctival tissues. The techniques minimize tissue scarring, allowing for the possibility of traditional glaucoma procedures such as trabeculectomy or glaucoma valve implantation to be performed in the future if needed.

Traditional glaucoma surgery, typically includes external approach AB externo through the conjunctiva and sclera, however, the procedures MiGs to achieve their surgical targets from domestic AB interno route, usually through self-sealing corneal incision. When the procedure is executed from the internal approach of the MiGs procedures often reduce discomfort and lead to more rapid recovery period. During the procedure, the MiGs offer fewer side effects treatments generally cause less intraocular pressure IOP reduction than trabeculectomy or glaucoma shunt tube implantation.