Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty – SLT
Berke Eye Care is committed to offer the best and safest patient care to help prevent blindness and restore sight and provides patients with the latest alternatives for glaucoma treatment.
Dr. Berke is pleased to announce the availability of Selective Laser Trabeculoplasts, also called SLT which is a type of laser surgery that is an “in-office” procedure mainly used to reduce intraocular pressure in glaucoma patients.
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What is Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT)?
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) is a laser surgery that is used to treat one of several different types of glaucoma, the most common type being “open-angle glaucoma” where too much fluid builds up in the eye and cannot drain away and causes high pressure to build in the optic nerve.
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty was initially indicated for open-angle glaucoma but has been proven to be effective for various types of glaucoma. When prescribed eye drop medications do not lower the eye pressure or cause side effects, Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) can be a treatment that can help control glaucoma without the use of eye drops.
SLT is a pain-free, quick and safe procedure that is performed by Dr. Berke in the office at Berke Eye Care. With SLT, a low level energy laser targets specific cells in the mesh-like drainage channels using very short applications of light. The laser does not create new drainage holes, but rather stimulates the drain to function more efficiently. The treatment has been shown to lower eye pressure at rates comparable to ALT.
Laser Trabeculoplasty can also be used as a first line of treatment for patients who prefer not to use glaucoma eye drops every day.
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Recent trials have found that SLT provided more robust Intraocular Pressure lowering while being a more cost effective first line option
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