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

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Dr. William Dieck answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

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.

Answered 3/28/2015

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Dr. Tod Haller answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

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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Does slt therapy have less side effects and safer than eye drops for glaucoma?

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