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Friday, 10 September 2010 00:00

Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (or "SLT") is a type of laser treatment for glaucoma or for those with raised eye pressure.

SLT uses very low energy levels to make the treatment gentle and safer than other alternatives available (SLT is safer than surgery as there is no risk of infection with SLT unlike trabeculectomy or non-penetrating surgery). Specific cells are targeted, leaving untreated portions of the trabecular meshwork (TM) intact (i.e. less injury expected to Schlemm's canal which drains the fluid away from the TM. It is this reason that SLT, unlike other types of laser treatment, may be safely repeated several times.

Typically, SLT lowers eye pressure by 25% at about 5 years. Results can vary, individual responses can be more or less than this, which is important to understand. This infact also applies to all forms of glaucoma treatment such as surgery or drops.

For more information about SLT treatment in the UK, please contact Mr Galloway via the contacts page.

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Wednesday, 27 May 2009 08:35
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (otherwise known as SLT) is an established treatment for glaucoma that safely and effectively reduces eye pressure in a single treatment. SLT can be an effective additional treatment to medication, or has been used as a primary treatment to reduce or eliminate the need for topical glaucoma medications. SLT has the potential to improve compliance with medications.
 
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty: an effective treatment for glaucoma PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 May 2009 08:32
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) is a gentle form of laser treatment that uses very low energy levels. It targets specific cells in the drainage angle quite “selectively”, and leaves adjacent areas of the trabecular meshwork (the mesh-like drainage canals surrounding the iris) intact. For this reason, it is generally believed that SLT, unlike other types of laser surgery, may be safely repeated many times. SLT may be an alternative for those who have been treated unsuccessfully with traditional laser surgery or with pressure lowering eye drops.
 

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