It serves as a treatment option in additional to glaucoma eye drops, laser therapy or traditional glaucoma surgery. In MIGS – a tiny device is inserted into the eye through small incision to improve drainage of fluid from the eye. The types of MIGS devices available are the: iStent Inject and Xen Gel Stent.
Shorter surgical time
It is a safe procedure
Less eye discomfort
Possibility to reduce the number of glaucoma eye drops/burden.
After MIGS, Standard glaucoma surgery can still be performed in future if indicated.
MIGS can be done as stand-alone procedure or in conjunction with cataract surgery.
Who is suitable for this?
Early to moderate glaucoma
Intolerance to glaucoma eye drops
Difficulty to comply to number of eyedrops and instillation frequency
Patients whom do not want to go for surgical intervention
Patient whom are not a suitable candidate for standard glaucoma surgeries (high risk)
It is performed as daycare under local anaesthesia and allowed to go home after the procedure.
There might be slightly blurry of vision in operated eye for 1 to 2 weeks.
It is safe to travel in flight after procedure.
Just like other eye surgeries, regular postopearative review is required to ensure proper recovery.
MIGS_The iStent Inject
Made of titanium, 1/3mm in length & diameter
It is one of the smallest medical devices to be implanted in humans
MIGS_The XenGet Stent
Gel stent is 6mm in length
When hydrated, it becomes very soft, compressible and tissue conforming
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