Hyderabad: Hyderabad-based Maxivision super speciality eye hospitals have unveiled yet another breakthrough research in eye care achieving another milestone in Glaucoma treatment. Dr Kasu Prasad Reddy, Founder & Mentor, Maxivision group of eye hospitals carried out this research as the principal investigator and Dr Anita K, senior consultant & Head, Glaucoma services, Maxivision eye hospitals as the co-principal investigator under the guidance of Dr Antonio Maria Fea, MD. – PhD (Aggregate Professor Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche Clinica Oculistica V. Juvarra 19, Torino).The name of the technology they did research is the MIGS technology (Micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS)) to treat glaucoma.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Kasu Prasad Reddy, Founder & Mentor, Maxivision group of eye hospitals said “Maxivision became the first and foremost hospital in India to successfully carry out MIGS surgery to treat Glaucoma. Glaucoma is one of the leading cause of permanent blindness and unfortunately approximately 10% of the people with glaucoma who receive proper treatment still experience loss of vision. The process of treatment is tedious with chronic and regular use of medication which can involve various side effects and strict compliance with the regimen. Miniject is a novel micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) device. It is made of proprietary STAR® biomaterial (CE approved) and biocompatible non-degradable medical grade silicone. It has a soft flexible design. Implant is 5mm long and exhibits an oblong cross-section of 1.1 X 0.6 mm. It has a microporous structure. It reduces IOP by channelling aqueous humour outflow from the anterior chamber to supra-choroidal space. Implantation is swift and predictable using a trigger in a single-step procedure. We at Maxivision are the first and foremost to successfully implant the device in 25 patients with amazing results and minimal complications. We are proud to be pioneers in MIGS technology. It’s a safe and effective way of stopping or reducing anti-glaucoma medication.
Elaborating more on the same, Dr Anita K, senior consultant & Head, Glaucoma services, Maxivision eye hospitals said, “In spite of initiatives by governments, private institutions and NGOs educate people on Glaucoma in underdeveloped and developing countries, the awareness is not up to the mark. In India, 80-90 % of the Glaucoma patients remain undetected resulting in total blindness. As per reports, there are as many as 10 – 12mn people suffering from Glaucoma in India every year. By the time patient approaches the ophthalmologist with Glaucoma symptoms the peripheral vision loss could have happened and the damage can’t be refurbished. Early diagnosis enables the ophthalmologists to protect the vision from further loss. Regular checkups with the doctor and using the medicines can keep the Glaucoma at bay. Miniject novel micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) device is available in Maxivision to treat glaucoma”.