SLT for Glaucoma
Learn About The Options For Treating Glaucoma
We invite you to learn about the eye disease and the importance of regular eye exams, proper diagnosis, and appropriate treatment options in managing glaucoma and preserving vision.
SLT treatment advantages:
There are a few key reasons why SLT may be deemed beneficial for you:
SLT does not rely on medicines, instead, uses an advanced laser system to target only specific cells of the eye—those containing melanin, a natural pigment. This allows for only these cells to be affected, leaving surrounding tissue intact. As a result, your body’s own healing response helps lower the pressure in your eye.
What is SLT ?
How is SLT performed ?
SLT is an outpatient procedure. You will sit in a conventional exam chair, where the doctor will use a slit lamp to examine your eye. The same slit lamp contains the SLT laser. During the procedure, the doctor will put anesthetic drops in your eye to numb it, and then place a lens on your eye for better viewing. The laser is applied to the edge of your pupil. The entire procedure only takes a few moments.
There is no sensation associated with an SLT procedure. You will require follow up visits with your doctor to monitor the success of the SLT treatment.
How often do I need to receive SLT for treating glaucoma ?
How does SLT works ?
Is SLT right for me ?
Does SLT work for all types of glaucoma ?
Will I still need to continue using my eye drops following the SLT treatment ?
How long will I have to wait to experience the full treatment effect of the SLT laser ?
How long is the recovery ?
What are the SLT laser side effects ?
Though infrequent, possible SLT side effects may include inflammation, temporary increase in eye pressure, eye pain, or inflammation of the conjunctiva, the clear membrane that covers the white part of the eye.
Consult your physician regarding contraindications and risks.