Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty: an effective treatment for glaucoma Print
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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.