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Growing number of devices set to transform glaucoma treatmentMinimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) is the latest development in the treatment of glaucoma. With two MIGS devices already approved in the United States, there are a variety of novel devices that have the potential to transform the treatment of glaucoma.
Evolution in glaucoma surgery mounting with MIGS proceduresAn expanding armamentarium of minimally invasive and micro-invasive glaucoma surgery procedures is transforming glaucoma management.
MIGS making big difference in glaucoma managementMicroinvasive glaucoma surgery devices already have transformed the management of glaucoma and will have a bigger impact in the future considering the options in the investigational pipeline and the opportunities they present.
Know your glaucoma surgery for better comanagement
Know your glaucoma surgery for better comanagementTreating and managing chronic glaucoma can be rewarding as an optometrist. The frequency of office visits to monitor this chronic disease provides ODs an opportunity to develop a close relationship with their patients while providing medical eye care.
A bullish view: Navigating beyond glaucoma company mistakesCompanies specializing in glaucoma products can make billions of dollars, but only if they can find a path through a minefield of scientific, regulatory, and marketing hazards, according to Richard A. Lewis, MD.
Advances in minimally invasive glaucoma surgeryOne surgeon’s experiences with the iStent trabecular micro bypass; an implant that forms a patent opening through the trabecular meshwork into Schlemm’s canal, restoring physiological aqueous outflow and providing a significant and sustained decrease in IOP.
New glaucoma devices bring new dimension of treatment
MIGS brings balance to combined cataract-glaucoma surgery
Innovation in glaucoma thrivingThe glaucoma pharmaceutical sector alone is set to grow from $4 billion in 2013 to $5 billion by 2018. Innovation in glaucoma diagnosis and treatment is alive, well–and profitable. That was the upbeat report from Emmett Cunningham, Jr., MD, PhD, MPH, ophthalmologist and partner with venture capital firm Clarus Ventures, LLC.
Surgical procedures aimed to lower IOP with little tissue traumaNew generation of surgical procedures for glaucoma are being performed with good facility and encouraging safety and efficacy results. Only time will tell whether these techniques will maintain their initial promise and how they impact the treatment for glaucoma.