Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) - iStent Inject
MIGS procedures work by using microscopic-sized equipment and tiny incisions.
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
MIGS can be a great option for glaucoma patients who are planning to have cataract surgery (can also be carried out as an individual procedure). We can perform MIGs treatments whilst performing your cataract surgery. This involves a tiny device called iStent being placed into the eye's drainage system. The iStent creates a bypass between the front part of the eye and its natural drainage system to restore the eye's natural ability to drain fluid.
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT)
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty, or SLT, is a form of laser surgery that is used to lower intraocular pressure in glaucoma.
SLT uses a laser that works at very low levels to stimulate drainage tissue and improve drainage. It treats specific cells 'selectively' and can be used as the primary treatment or alongside eye drops to lower eye pressure levels.
The iStent inject is the 2nd generation iStent device and is a double stent, providing optimum results in lowering eye pressure.
- One Eye - £891.50
- Both Eyes - £1,134
A trabeculectomy is a surgical operation which lowers the eye pressure in patients with glaucoma by making a small hole in the eye wall. Fluid from inside the eye is then drained to reduce pressure levels on the optic nerve and prevents or slows further damage and loss of vision.
If you suspect you have glaucoma it is always best to get an expert opinion, that's why we recommend booking a consultation with one of our experienced glaucoma consultants who can help with your diagnosis and ongoing treatment.