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Selective laser trabeculoplasty for glaucoma == what is it like?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Light flashes

Your ophthalmologist or glaucoma specialist uses this device to administered an moderately intense laser beam to the drainage sites of the eye (meshwork) to cause them to transmit fluid better and lower the internal eye pressure.
It is usually painless, rapid and the response follows quickly.

In brief: Light flashes

Your ophthalmologist or glaucoma specialist uses this device to administered an moderately intense laser beam to the drainage sites of the eye (meshwork) to cause them to transmit fluid better and lower the internal eye pressure.
It is usually painless, rapid and the response follows quickly.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Douglas Liva
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Brief and painless

Slt selectively targets pigment cells in the trabecular meshwork triggering an inflammatory response which recruits macrophages to clean out the meshwork increasing flow and thereby lowering intraocular pressure.
The energy used is 1/5000 less than used in the original argon laser trabeculoplasty preventing inadvertant damage to the meshwork's structure which could eventually decrease outflow.

In brief: Brief and painless

Slt selectively targets pigment cells in the trabecular meshwork triggering an inflammatory response which recruits macrophages to clean out the meshwork increasing flow and thereby lowering intraocular pressure.
The energy used is 1/5000 less than used in the original argon laser trabeculoplasty preventing inadvertant damage to the meshwork's structure which could eventually decrease outflow.
Dr. Douglas Liva
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