Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty for Glaucoma
The first line of treatment for glaucoma is medicated eye drops. However, an advanced technical and highly effective method treatment of glaucoma is the use of SLT laser surgery. SLT Laser surgery treats the area of the eye called the trabecular meshwork. The trabecular meshwork is the area surrounding the iris that allows for free-flow and drainage of the eye fluid. With SLT, the laser works at low levels to keep the trabecular meshwork canals intact, stimulating it, thus only treating the damaged tissue and causing less trauma to the eye than traditional laser surgery for glaucoma.
As a result, SLT Laser surgery for glaucoma has many advantages; the foremost is that the procedure can be safely repeated as necessary with very low risk to the patient. Additional advantages for patients include reduction or stoppage of glaucoma medication, for a long-term reduction in cost and prescription side-effects. SLT Laser surgery can also be used to treat patients who may have had unsuccessful results from previous laser surgery for glaucoma.
Grochmal Eye Center specializes in glaucoma and SLT laser surgeries. Glaucoma is a silent, progressive disease, and is a leading cause of blindness, so it’s important to protect yourself against it. At Grochmal Eye Center, we take great care in monitoring our patients for this disease, and if diagnosed, be assured, we’ll take the greatest care with you individual vision health and recommend the best options for the glaucoma treatment for you. We serve patients throughout the Baltimore metro area. For the best in safe glaucoma surgery or SLT Laser surgery, contact Grochmal Eye Center for a consultation or appointment. Our staff will be happy to assist you.