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What can you tell me about laser surgery for ocular hypertension?

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Dr. William Dieck
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In brief: Lowers Pressure

First , Ocular hypertension is a condition when the intraocular pressure is elevated but there is no glaucoma damage.
Very high pressure can result in AION(eye stroke). Prolonged elevated pressure increases the risk of developing glaucoma. An SLT laser lowers pressure, improving the fluid drainage, and is repeatable. The laser treats the drain site in the eye.

In brief: Lowers Pressure

First , Ocular hypertension is a condition when the intraocular pressure is elevated but there is no glaucoma damage.
Very high pressure can result in AION(eye stroke). Prolonged elevated pressure increases the risk of developing glaucoma. An SLT laser lowers pressure, improving the fluid drainage, and is repeatable. The laser treats the drain site in the eye.
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