SLT (Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty)
What are the advantages of SLT?
Safe – SLT is not associated with systemic side effects or the compliance and cost issues of medications.
Selective – SLT utilizes selective photothermolysis to target only specific cells, leaving the surrounding tissues intact.
Smart – SLT stimulates the body’s natural mechanisms to enhance outflow of the fluid in your eye.
Sensible – SLT is reimbursed by Medicare and many other insurance providers, which minimizes your out-of-pocket expenses.
How is SLT performed?
SLT is an outpatient procedure and is done in the comfort of our office. The same slit lamp that the doctor uses to examine your eyes contains the SLT laser and is placed in a room just for this purpose. During the procedure, anesthetic drops will be used to numb your eye. The laser is applied to the edge of your pupil and the entire procedure takes only a few minutes.