Evergreen Eye Center Offers the Latest MIGS Procedures

Medical treatments and procedures are continually evolving as technology and knowledge advances. The ability to correct glaucoma and cataracts in the same procedure is an example of the evolution in eyecare treatments. For more than a decade, MIGS (Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgeries) have expanded exciting options for treatment. Before MIGS, patients had to decide between medicine and laser or a big surgery to create drainage for glaucoma.

Glaucoma is an eye condition that damages the optic nerve and is the leading cause of blindness in people over 60 years old. Typically, a buildup of fluid creates abnormally high pressure in the eye, but the symptoms are silent. Without regular screening, it often goes undetected so when a patient notices a loss of sight, it may be too late and irreversible.

By contrast, cataracts are a clouding of the lens of the eye that develops slowly over time and is more apparent. For some patients, the newest MIGS procedures can correct cataracts and glaucoma issues through the same incision. “Many patients with cataracts are great candidates to also treat their glaucoma issues in the same procedure, adding very little extra time to the surgery but with the same recovery time, “ said Dr. Roger Anderson of Tacoma’s Evergreen Eye Center.

Following his retirement from the Army in 2020, where he reached the level of Colonel, Dr. Anderson was attracted to working with Evergreen Eye Center because of their commitment to patient care. According to Anderson, who specializes in cataract, trabeculectomy and MIGS, “Evergreen has a great combination of support and an investment in the latest and best technology allowing for the best outcomes.”

Evergreen Eye Center is the Puget Sound’s trusted leading-edge, patient-centered eye care for cataracts, LASIK, dry eye and MIGS. Look for locations in Tacoma, Auburn, Federal Way, Burien, and Seattle.

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