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A 58-year-old female asked:

Eye pressure is 28-31. if slt reduces pressure to 25 is it possible that will be enough to stabilize and watch without using drops?

4 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Timothy Perozek
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Possibly: Need to know corneal thickness, cup to disc, visual field results and other information. But 25 is still probably too high.
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Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Probably not: Though each patient's needs may vary. General goal ian's to maintain pressure in mid-teens.
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Maybe: It depends on the severity of the glaucoma and the amount of visual field loss. A pressure reduction of 20% or more is usually desirable.
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Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 56 years experience
No: Assuming that SLT has been appropriately advised for a pressure of 28-31, reaching a pressure of 25 will NOT be low enough.
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Last updated May 6, 2016

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