Good Hope, Heartlands, and Solihull Eye Clinics

Selective laser trabeculoplasty for chronic open angle glaucoma

David Kinshuck

This laser is a very gentle procedure. Gentle laser burns are aimed at the trabecular meshwork. This opens up the meshwork, so the aqueous can then drain out of the eye more easily.

slt laser is gentle, and can lower the pressure in the eye (it allows the aqueous fluid to drin out of the eye)
  • it is used for chronic open angle glaucaoma
  • it is available at Birmingham and Midland eye Centre
  • It is used when treatment with one or two drops do not lower the pressure enough
  • it is not suitable for end-stage glaucoma
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  • ALT=SLT AAO Oph 2011
  • helpful and can be repeated see 2013
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  • advances  BJO 16