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Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery

Published on: August 30, 2017
Project Number: OP0532-000
Product Line: Optimal Use
Result type: Report

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness. A range of surgical interventions exist for treating glaucoma, including a group of procedures commonly called micro-invasive or minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). It has been noted that there is a growing demand for and use of MIGS procedures across Canada. At the same time, the cost of MIGS implantable devices can be considerable and inconsistencies appear to exist in some jurisdictions regarding coverage under the public health insurance plan.

CADTH, in collaboration with Health Quality Ontario, is undertaking an Optimal Use project to assess the clinical and cost-effectiveness as well as safety of, and patient experiences with MIGS for adults with glaucoma. Ethical and implementation issues will also be addressed.


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