Growing number of minimally invasive techniques expands options for glaucoma patients

Lindstrom, Richard L.
February 2011
Ocular Surgery News;2/25/2011, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p5
Academic Journal
The author discusses the increasing number of options for the treatment of glaucoma. The author explains the aspects of the minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). He discusses various techniques and products used for the treatment of MIGS including cyclophotocoagulation, Alcon's Ex-PRESS shunts, and phacoemulsification. He adds that most of MIGS procedures are being commercialized in Asia, Europe, and Latin America.


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