Thanks to advancements in glaucoma treatment technologies, most patients with glaucoma have a variety of revolutionary treatment options to choose from and manage their disease. Most of these options fall under minimally invasive glaucoma surgery or MIGS. At Palm Beach Eye Center in Lake Worth, FL, we proudly perform MIGS treatments and other innovative laser therapies for our patients. MIGS procedures use minuscule surgical incisions and devices to lower internal eye pressure and reduce injury to the optic nerve. Plus, MIGS works well for most stages of glaucoma, and they usually have fewer post-surgery complications. In fact, most glaucoma specialists believe MIGS work better than trabeculectomies (traditional glaucoma surgery). Proudly serving our Lake Worth, FL and Delray Beach, FL communities, please reach out to our eye care group and schedule your MIGS consultation.
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What Should I Expect with MIGS?
Our skilled South Florida ophthalmologists have years of experience diagnosing glaucoma and performing MIGS or laser surgery. Each type of glaucoma can range from mild to severe, and they require a customized treatment plan to manage the disease. Usually, we perform MIGS as an outpatient appointment, and many treatments take around 15 minutes to complete. The best candidates for MIGS:
- Have mild to moderate glaucoma
- Aren't considered at high risk for serious progression
- Are 18 years of age or older
- Haven't reduced their intraocular pressure with prescription eye drops
- Need to manage both glaucoma and cataracts
Compared to other traditional glaucoma procedures, patients can experience a reduced recovery time with MIGS. Often, most individuals can return to their routine activities within several days. After completing the procedure, we carefully discuss each patient's aftercare needs for taking care of their eyes during the recovery period.
ADVANCED GLAUCOMA MANAGEMENT
Not so long ago, patients who had aggressive glaucoma only had one option for treatment. Luckily, MIGS and laser surgeries now enable our Lake Worth, FL eye surgeons to perform a variety of treatments that help patients control their glaucoma. Please call Palm Beach Eye Center to schedule a MIGS evaluation with a Delray Beach, FL or Lake Worth, FL glaucoma specialist and effectively control your glaucoma.