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In recent years, MIGS has gained a lot of attention as an alternative to the more traditional glaucoma operations such as Trabeculectomy.

The advantages to MIGS are:
  • Quicker surgery
  • Efficacy similar to Trabeculectomy and less dependence on eye drops
  • Quicker visual rehabilitation post-operatively
  • Can be combined effectively with cataract surgery
  • Local anaesthetic day case procedure

Professor Ansari is a leading expert in MIGS and is one of the most experienced users of MIGS in Europe. He has undertaken clinical trials on MIGS and is currently working to develop new MIGS devices.

Examples of MIGS devices are XEN Gel Stent from AqueSys, Inc. and I-Stent