GlaucomaCME
LECTURECME

Insights and Innovations in Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery

Author(s)/Faculty: John R. Samples, MD; Evan Lagouros, MD; Vanessa Vera, MD
Release Date: 4/15/2019Expiration Date: 4/14/2020
Credit Type: CMENumber of Credits: 0.5
Content Type: LectureProvider:
Glaucoma remains a serious threat to vision, despite various treatment options. Advances in the understanding of aqueous humor outflow mechanisms have contributed to the development of more effective techniques for the management of intraocular pressure (IOP), but controversies remain. A growing number of procedures that avoid conjunctival dissection, collectively termed minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), offer alternatives to trabeculectomy for patients who would benefit from additional IOP lowering than is obtained by medication alone. This continuing medical education program will assess newer glaucoma surgical procedures for their safety, efficacy, and use in specific patients with glaucoma and will evaluate how to optimize the use of minimally invasive glaucoma surgical procedures in daily practice.