Micro Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)
MIGS stands for either microinvasive glaucoma surgery or minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. These surgeries are designed for patients with mild to moderate glaucoma. They typically have a quicker recovery time. Also they are frequently combined with cataract surgery which allows the patient to have both conditions addressed during one surgery.
The iSTENT is a small titanium implant which is placed in the trabecular meshwork to improve drainage of fluid from the eye. ECP (endocyclophotocoagulation) is a special laser that is applied to the ciliary body to decrease aqueous humor formation. Both procedures are done at the time of cataract surgery.
These procedures are not indicated for all patients, especially patients with advanced glaucoma that need very low intraocular pressure to minimize the risk of further progression.