Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) is a revolutionary new laser treatment for glaucoma. The SLT laser does not cause scarring or damage to the drainage structures inside the eye like some of its predecessors.
Studies have shown SLT to be extremely safe, comfortable, and effective for lowering eye pressure associated with glaucoma. Most patients are able to reduce or eliminate the need for glaucoma eye drops after having SLT. It only takes a few minutes to perform the procedure in the office .
One treatment can remain effective for up to 5 years. Since there is no scarring, the treatment can be repeated as necessary.
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