Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) is an alternative to drops for first-line glaucoma management. It uses a gentle laser to stimulate the outflow area of the eye to lower the intraocular pressure. The laser is non-tissue destructive, the procedure is painless and takes 5 minutes in the office. It is also generally effective and lasts for around 5 years at which time it can be repeated.
SLT can be used as a stand-alone therapy or in conjunction with other glaucoma therapeutic interventions such as drops.