what is minimally invasive glaucoma surgery?
As a result of the advancements in glaucoma treatment over the past few years, most patients diagnosed with glaucoma have a large selection of new methods to help manage their disease. This often includes minimally invasive glaucoma surgery or MIGS, which is actually a collection of procedures that utilize innovative techniques and technologies to alleviate abnormal eye pressure. This process helps to slow down the progression of glaucoma and further damage to the optical nerve. Since MIGS procedures are minimally invasive, this means fewer complications and faster recovery times compared to traditional glaucoma surgery. Contact Baton Rouge Eye Physicians in Baton Rouge, LA to schedule your MIGS consultation with our team today.
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what to expect with migs surgery
At Baton Rouge Eye Physicians, our team of highly trained ophthalmologists is excited to be able to perform MIGS procedures for our glaucoma patients. After we have established that someone is a good candidate for MIGS, we will explain all of their best options. Our team specializes in many MIGS treatments, each of which is conducted with the most advanced technologies and medical devices. The specific technique used will depend on the type and stage of your glaucoma. Generally, MIGS treatments are carried out on an outpatient basis and only take about 10 – 15 minutes to complete. Since these procedures are minimally invasive, the downtime is much shorter compared to traditional glaucoma surgery. Most patients can return to work and other daily activities within a few days. Our team will also provide post-op instructions and schedule follow-up exams.
manage GLAUCOMA effectively
Up until a decade ago, patients who had aggressive glaucoma only had one option for treatment. Thankfully, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery and advanced laser technology now enable ophthalmologists to offer multiple kinds of treatments to help patients manage their glaucoma. Get in touch with Baton Rouge Eye Physicians in Baton Rouge, LA to plan a MIGS evaluation with our team. We'll be happy to answer your questions and discuss all the benefits of MIGS.