Glaucoma is one of the most common reasons for irreversible vision loss for patients in Burlington County New Jersey. It is also not unusual for patients with glaucoma to also suffer from cataracts. Up until now, the options to treat patients with glaucoma and cataracts have been limited.
Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) is now available to the patients of Burlington County NJ.  The procedure involves placing a 1 mm titanium tube  in the draining portion of the eye at the time of cataract surgery to allow the pressure in the eye to be reduced. After several weeks, once the eye is healed, patients often require fewer glaucoma drops or may be able to discontinue their glaucoma drops completely.
The procedure is well tolerated and patients are unaware that the MIGS tube is in place. The procedure is performed in an out-patient surgical center, so no hospital stay is required. Medical Insurance plans cover the cost of the MIGS procedure.
For more information, contact the Burlington County Eye Physicians