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A 59-year-old female asked:

All things equal what determines how long an slt treatment will control eye pressure adequately in glaucoma?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Varies: Depends on amount of iop lowering needed, and amount achieved. It is not uncommon for a retreatment to be needed in 2-4 years. Age of patint and degree of damage also plays a role.
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Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Variable: There are many variables. First of all, patients with darker skin usually do better with slt than caucasians. Secondly, retreatments tend to have less affect and last for shorter amounts of time. The average is around 2 years.
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Last updated Mar 28, 2015

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