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Minimally-invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) 

At The Wright Eye Center, we always look for the least invasive procedures to correct vision problems whenever possible. When treating glaucoma, we are often able to control eye pressure by prescribing medicated eye drops. While this is not a cure for glaucoma, this route can prevent further vision loss and blindness.  

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If glaucoma medications are ineffective, we may recommend laser surgery or conventional surgery. We also have another option called Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS). MIGS is performed to increase the flow of fluids from your eye, lower your intraocular pressure and protect your optic nerve. Several different procedures fall under this category, but all require only tiny incisions and cause less trauma to the eye than other types of surgeries.

The MIGS procedure may be done with the following methods:

  • Inserting a microscopic tube into the eye to drain fluid (microtrabeculectomy)
  • Placing a tiny stent into the trabecular meshwork
  • Inserting tiny shunts (tubes) into the eye
  • Using laser treatment procedures

The tubes, shunts and stents are very small and invisible to others, but they are very effective in lowering intraocular pressure for many patients.

If you’ve been diagnosed with glaucoma and you would like to learn more about glaucoma treatments in Colorado Springs, please contact us today to schedule an eye exam with our team. We will assess your eye health and let you know if we would recommend one of our glaucoma treatments to preserve your eye health.  

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