How does SLT work to treat Glaucoma?
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty is clinically proven to treat glaucoma by safely and effectively reducing intraocular pressure in a single office procedure. SLT can be an effective adjunct to medication therapy or used as a primary treatment to reduce or eliminate the need for topical glaucoma medications, along with their common systemic side effects.
How does Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty differ from traditional Glaucoma treatment methods?
SLT has the potential to save patients thousands of dollars in prescription medication costs and improve compliance. SLT protects trabecular meshwork against thermal or coagulative effects by selectively targeting only the pigmented cells and preserving surrounding tissue.