Overall, MIGS procedures are believed to be safer than traditional trabeculectomy or tube shunt surgeries.
According to recent medical studies, MIGS is an effective treatment to lower eye pressure without patients having to take medication. In some cases, MIGS can reduce the amount of medications a patient requires without subjecting them to the risks of traditional glaucoma surgery.
The MIGS group of operations are divided into several categories:
- Miniaturized versions of trabeculectomy
- Trabecular bypass operations
- Totally internal or suprachoroidal shunts
- Milder, gentler versions of laser photocoagulation