What is MIGS?

MIGS, which stands for "microinvasive glaucoma surgery," is a type of surgical procedure meant to lower pressure inside the eye. It’s called “microinvasive” or “minimally invasive” because the tools required are microscopic in size and the incision is tiny.

MIGS isn’t like other glaucoma surgery

As with all glaucoma surgery, the goal of MIGS is to keep eye pressure under control, prevent further damage to the optic nerve, and preserve the vision you have. However, this type of surgery offers a safer, less invasive way to lower pressure than other types of glaucoma surgery. It is performed at the same time as cataract surgery, so both conditions can be addressed in one combined procedure. In addition, MIGS may help reduce your need for topical glaucoma medication.

Could MIGS be right for you?

If you have been diagnosed with cataracts and would like the opportunity to reduce your eye pressure and potentially reduce your dependence on glaucoma medication at the same time, talk with an eye surgeon about whether or not a MIGS procedure is the option for you.

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Read about CyPass® Micro-Stent, a MIGS device for adults with mild to moderate primary open-angle glaucoma.