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    MIGS driving the device market

    In 2013, micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) devices to treat glaucoma were big news. In 2014, MIGS devices to treat glaucoma represents big dollars. The first MIGS device, the iStent, has earned more than $20 million in revenues for Glaukos.

    Steven Vold, MD, moderated the “New Horizons in Glaucoma Device” session. Four device companies firms offered different solutions to lowering IOP, all pursuing a similar vision of glaucoma management. (Photo by Anthony Lindsay)“Glaukos’ results show the interest is there, the need is there, and the uptake is there,” said Steven Vold, MD, founder and CEO of Vold Vision, Fayetteville, AR. “We are excited to see industry and venture capital and physicians all working together for the common goal of curing glaucoma. Progress over the last five years has made MIGS one of the important parts of my practice.”

    Glaukos has led the way in MIGS, but it won’t have the market to itself for long. Dr. Vold moderated an introduction to the future by four of the leading MIGS manufacturers during “New Horizons in Glaucoma Device.” The four firms offer different solutions to lowering IOP, using miniature devices, but all are pursuing a similar vision of comprehensive glaucoma management.

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