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Can stl laser be used as first line treatment for suspect glaucoma instead of drops..

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Dr. Jeffrey Kalt
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
SLT Laser: Slt laser (selective laser trabeculoplasty) can be used as the initial treatment for many types of open angle glaucoma (including glaucoma suspect) if your ophthalmologist and you prefer not to try drops/medication. Slt is very effective at lowering eye pressure in many patients, the effect can last for years, and it can be repeated in the future.
Dr. Richard Lehrer
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Yes: Many glaucoma specialists will recommend slt laser as first line treatment in appropriate patients.

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