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Managing glaucoma during cataract surgery

If you have glaucoma and are planning cataract surgery, you may want to consider asking your surgeon to add MIGS to your surgical procedure. MIGS stands for Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery. MIGS procedures are performed on, in, or near the trabecular meshwork.

The location of the trabecular meshwork is shown below:

MIGS procedures usually lower pressure a moderate amount- somewhere between 2 and 8 mm Hg. The effect you experience is hard to predict. Good candidates for MIGS have mild to moderate glaucoma and some specific goal, like getting rid of a medicine or reaching a target pressure that has been hard to achieve.

Christopher Kuntz, MD has 20 years of experience performing cataract surgery and counseling patients regarding their choices. He is the author of the patient education website


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