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How can minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries help glaucoma?

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This is a set of treatments. They usually require tiny openings and use devices you can’t see with the naked eye. They’re generally faster and safer, but won’t lower pressure by quite as much.

From: What Is Open-Angle Glaucoma? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Glaucoma Research Foundation: “Types of Glaucoma,” “Symptoms of Open-Angle Glaucoma,” “What Is MIGS?”

Bright Focus Foundation: “Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma,” “Glaucoma and the Importance of the Eye’s Drainage System,” “The Eye Exam for Glaucoma,” “Glaucoma Surgery Series: Trabeculectomy,” “Glaucoma Surgery Series: Tube Shunt Drainage Devices for Glaucoma,” “Glaucoma Surgery Series: Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgeries (MIGS).”

The Glaucoma Foundation: “Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma (POAG).”

Merck Manual, Professional Version: “Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma.”

Mayo Clinic: “Glaucoma.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology, EyeWiki: “Open Angle Glaucoma.”

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on September 05, 2017

SOURCES:

Glaucoma Research Foundation: “Types of Glaucoma,” “Symptoms of Open-Angle Glaucoma,” “What Is MIGS?”

Bright Focus Foundation: “Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma,” “Glaucoma and the Importance of the Eye’s Drainage System,” “The Eye Exam for Glaucoma,” “Glaucoma Surgery Series: Trabeculectomy,” “Glaucoma Surgery Series: Tube Shunt Drainage Devices for Glaucoma,” “Glaucoma Surgery Series: Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgeries (MIGS).”

The Glaucoma Foundation: “Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma (POAG).”

Merck Manual, Professional Version: “Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma.”

Mayo Clinic: “Glaucoma.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology, EyeWiki: “Open Angle Glaucoma.”

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on September 05, 2017

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