Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)

Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery

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"Elevating Glaucoma Management with Precision"

For individuals seeking effective and minimally invasive solutions for glaucoma, Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) stands as a pioneering approach revolutionizing the treatment landscape. MIGS procedures offer a promising alternative to traditional glaucoma surgeries, providing patients with a safer and more convenient treatment option. By employing micro-incisional techniques and innovative devices, MIGS aims to enhance aqueous outflow and lower intraocular pressure (IOP) while minimizing surgical trauma and recovery time. This advanced surgical approach holds great promise for glaucoma patients, offering the potential for improved outcomes and enhanced quality of life.

Understanding MIGS:

MIGS encompasses a range of minimally invasive surgical procedures aimed at managing intraocular pressure (IOP) and preserving vision in individuals with glaucoma. Unlike traditional glaucoma surgeries, MIGS procedures are characterized by their less invasive nature, typically resulting in quicker recovery times and fewer complications. 

Key Aspects of MIGS: 

  1. Microstent Implantation: MIGS often involves the placement of microstents – tiny devices that create a drainage pathway for aqueous humor, the fluid inside the eye. This helps regulate IOP, a crucial factor in glaucoma management. 
  2. Trabecular Bypass Procedures: Some MIGS techniques focus on bypassing the trabecular meshwork, the eye’s natural drainage system, to enhance fluid outflow and reduce IOP. 
  3. Minimal Tissue Disruption: What sets MIGS apart is the minimal disruption to ocular anatomy. Procedures are designed to be less traumatic, minimizing the impact on surrounding tissues. 

Indications for MIGS: 

MIGS procedures are often considered for individuals with mild to moderate glaucoma who may not be adequately controlled with medications alone. The less invasive nature of MIGS makes it a valuable option for those seeking effective glaucoma management with fewer side effects. 

Postoperative Care and Follow-ups: 

Patients undergoing MIGS at Peachtree Ophthalmology benefit from personalized postoperative care and regular follow-ups. We ensure that each patient’s recovery is monitored closely to optimize outcomes. 

Collaborative Decision-Making: 

The decision to pursue MIGS is made collaboratively at Peachtree Ophthalmology. Dr. Washington engages in comprehensive discussions with patients, considering their unique eye health, overall well-being, and preferences to determine the most suitable MIGS approach. We are committed to providing cutting-edge solutions that enhance patient comfort and optimize glaucoma care. 


Peachtree Ophthalmology- Eye Doctor Near Me in Norcross GA

Visit Peachtree Ophthalmology in Norcross, conveniently situated near Peachtree Corners, for comprehensive eye care. Led by Dr. Washington, our practice offers expert diagnosis and treatment for various eye conditions. Whether you need a routine eye exam or specialized care for glaucoma or cataracts, our team provides compassionate service tailored to your needs. Schedule your appointment today and experience exceptional eye care close to home.

How To Contact Us

Our eye clinic is ideally located close to the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Rd and Spalding Dr. Serving Norcross GA, Duluth, Sandy Springs, Roswell & Johns Creek.


4045 Wetherburn Way, Ste 1
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

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Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sat & Sun: Closed

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