About MIGS With OMNI
Through the terrific innovations in glaucoma treatment techniques in recent years, most glaucoma patients have an incredible number of new ways to manage their disease. Most of these methods fall under the heading of MIGS, or minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. At Focal Point Vision, we are proud to offer OMNI, an implant-free MIGS device, for our San Antonio, TX patients who suffer from glaucoma. OMNI uses minuscule incisions in order to alleviate intraocular pressure to avoid or delay any trauma to the optical nerve. Plus, it can be performed at almost all stages of glaucoma and typically causes fewer complications. Contact our San Antonio, TX practice to arrange your MIGS with OMNI consultation with one of our board-certified ophthalmologists today.
Ideal Candidates For MIGS
No one but a highly trained ophthalmologist can establish if someone is a good candidate for MIGS. All of the many types of glaucoma can occur with varying levels of severity, which means each patient needs a personalized procedure plan to manage their disease. The best patients eligible for MIGS:
- Aren't able to ease their internal eye pressure with prescription eye drops
- Are diagnosed with both glaucoma and cataracts
- Are over 18 years of age
- Are experiencing mild to moderate glaucoma
- Aren't considered at high risk for serious progression
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OmNi Treatment PRocess
At Focal Point Vision, our staff of extensively skilled ophthalmologists is able to offer MIGS treatments for our patients. Once we have determined that someone is eligible for MIGS, we will explain all of their best options.
OMNI is an ideal option because it allows for two procedures to be performed in one: viscodilation and titratable trabeculectomy. To begin the procedure for glaucoma treatment, a small incision will be made in the eye. In some cases, cataract surgery may be performed at the same time, and the same incision will be used. Then, the cannula of the OMNI device will be placed into position prior to performing the procedures. Typically, MIGS treatments are done as outpatient procedures and are over with extremely quickly. Several MIGS procedures only take about ten minutes.
What to Expect
Due to the fact that these advanced treatments are minimally invasive, the healing period is relatively less than with other glaucoma procedures. Most patients return to their jobs or their other usual activities within several days. When the procedure is over, we thoroughly explain each patient's aftercare needs for taking care of their eyes during the healing process. Further, we instruct our MIGS patients to schedule a series of critical follow-up appointments at Focal Point Vision that allow us to carefully assess their internal eye pressure over the course of the recovery period.
Does OMNI MIGS surgery hurt?
No, the OMNI MIGS procedure is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a very small incision. Before the procedure, the doctor will put anesthetic eye drops into your eyes to prevent any pain or discomfort. Most patients only report feeling slight pressure if they feel anything at all.
How long does OMNI MIGS surgery take?
The MIGS procedure is very quick, only taking about 10 minutes.
How long is recovery from an OMNI MIGS procedure?
Most patients will be able to return to their normal routine and work within a week.
ADVANCED GLAUCOMA MANAGEMENT
Until recently, patients who had advanced glaucoma only had one choice for treatment. Fortunately, minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries and laser therapies now enable us to conduct multiple kinds of treatments to help patients manage their glaucoma. Reach out to Focal Point Vision to plan a MIGS evaluation with an experienced ophthalmologist to safely and quickly control your internal eye pressure.