What Is MIGS?
Thanks to advancements in glaucoma treatment technologies, most patients with glaucoma have a variety of 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 this operation to relieve pressure in the eye, as well as other state-of-the-art and new laser treatment options for glaucoma. 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 for Lake Worth and Delray Beach, FL patients. Each type of glaucoma can range from mild to severe, and they require a customized treatment plan to manage the disease. 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
Usually, we perform this glaucoma eye pressure operation as an outpatient appointment, and many treatments take around 15 minutes to complete. After completing the procedure, we carefully discuss each patient's aftercare needs for taking care of their eyes during the recovery period.
Am I A Candidate For MIGS?
At Palm Beach Eye Center, our experienced ophthalmologists will help determine if you're a candidate for MIGS. Glaucoma can vastly range in severity, so we try to create customized treatments for each of our patients' specific symptoms. You may be a candidate for MIGS if you:
- Can't control your internal eye pressure with prescription eye drops
- Are not at high risk of severe progression
- Have been diagnosed with glaucoma and cataracts
- Are 18-years-old or over
- Have mild to moderate glaucoma
One one of our ophthalmologists have established that you are eligable for MIGS, we'll go over your treatment options. We offer multiple treatment options utlizing cutting-edge technologies.
Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery FAQ
Are MIGS uncomfortable?
Minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries are generally quick procedures performed under a local anesthetic. At Palm Beach Eye Center, our team will take steps to help ensure your comfort throughout your visit. Most individuals report little to no significant discomfort when undergoing glaucoma treatment with MIGS.
How long does it take to recover from MIGS?
Compared to traditional glaucoma procedures, patients can experience a reduced recovery time with MIGS. Recovery typically takes about 1 – 4 weeks, and most patients are often able to resume their normal activities within several days.
Does insurance cover glaucoma surgery?
Certain types of minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries may be covered in part under some insurance plans. We routinely perform MIGS for Lake Worth and Delray Beach, FL, patients and can help you understand your benefits as they pertain to glaucoma care.
Will I need to have additional procedures after MIGS?
While MIGS can offer long-lasting results, it is still essential to maintain regular eye exams so our team can monitor your eye pressure. Should you need further procedures or surgeries to manage your glaucoma, your ophthalmologist will review your options and help you select the ideal approach to care.
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.