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I would like to implant a micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) device during cataract surgery. Will my policy cover me for this?

Yes. The iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent is a micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) device approved by the FDA for use in conjunction with cataract surgery to reduce intraocular pressure in adult patients with mild to moderate open-angle glaucoma currently treated with ocular hypotensive medication. Insertion of this device (or other MIGS devices, once they obtain FDA approval) is covered under OMIC’s standard Surgery Class 3 coverage.

Patients undergoing insertion of a MIGS device should be carefully monitored postoperatively for proper maintenance of intraocular pressure as additional treatment or medication may be necessary.

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