Also known as Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty, SLT is a simple, yet highly effective laser procedure that reduces the intraocular pressure associated with glaucoma.
The laser increases drainage by selectively treating certain cell tissue of the trabecular meshwork. The meshwork is at the entrance of the drainage canals. For this reason, it is believed that SLT, unlike other types of laser surgery, may be safely repeated many times.
With this procedure, the surrounding non-pigmented cells – as well as the rest of the eye structure – are untouched and undamaged. SLT is an outpatient procedure.