SLT (Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty) is a safe and simple 5 minute in-office laser treatment that effectively reduces the pressure in the eye for most patients with glaucoma. Its’ use has allowed for an improved quality of life for thousands of patients around the world. SLT patients do not need to take medications or at least as many medications. Studies have shown that less than 50% of glaucoma patients actually take their medications as prescribed and many stop taking them due to the numerous side effects experienced, cost, busy lifestyle and all other daily variables and challenges we all experience. Compliance is now controlled by your physician. The low percentage of non-responders to SLT therapy can simply begin traditional medications.
The benefits of SLT Therapy are:
- Improve your quality of life
- Eliminate or reduce your immediate need for medications
- Allows the eye to naturally heal itself
- Can be repeated if necessary
- No systemic side effects
If SLT cannot assist in lowering your intraocular pressure, you are still available to all other traditional treatment options.
Due to the nondestructive nature of SLT Therapy unlike traditional laser therapy, SLT can be used for the following conditions:
- Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
- Ocuar Hyper Tension
- Normal Tension Glaucoma
- Juvenile Glaucoma
- Aphakic Glaucoma
- Pigmentary Glaucoma
SLT Therapy is a treatment option for most glaucoma patients. As well most patients prefer to be treated with SLT-Therapy as a first treatment choice when first diagnosed with glaucoma.
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