How long does laser treatment for glaucoma take?

A few minutes. Most glaucoma laser treatments take only a few moments. They are seldom uncomfortable and can greatly decrease the eye's pressure. There is seldom any downtime after the procedure; most patients can get back to their normal activities in a matter of hours.
5 to 10 minutes. Laser trabeculoplasty can be performed in about 5 to 10 minutes. It is a relatively easy procedure for most patients. However the lens that is placed temporarily on the eye can feel uncomfortable .
Depends but short. The length of laser treatment for glaucoma depends on which type of laser procedure, positioning / cooperation level, and difficulty of viewing the eye or minor complication affecting the view. Usually all glaucoma lasers are outpatient office procedures that only take a few minutes.

Related Questions

Since I have had laser treatment for glaucoma I have been suffering with horrible headaches pain in the teeth cheekbones and blowing green junk out?

See your doctorS. Since you do not have eye redness or eye pain, it is less likely your symptoms are related to the lasers, or the eyes. If you develop eye redness and eye pain see your eye doctor. The symptoms you describe are more consistent with a sinus infection. My suggestion see your eye doctor again to make sure the laser was successful and no complications developed. Also see your primary care provider. Read more...
Probably not related. Sounds like you may have a sinus infection. See your doctor to confirm that. Read more...
Sinus infection. Sounds like you have a sinus infection. Make an appointment to see you doctor asap. Read more...

Want to stop using eye drops and try laser treatment for glaucoma. Which is the preferred treatment - slt or alt?

SLT. Slt is preferred it is less destructive and can be repeated. Alt can be used in older patients but is really considered an extinct proceedure by most ophthalmologist. Read more...

If mother is resistant to eye drops and laser treatment for glaucoma, what is prognosis for daughter with glaucoma in stopping vision loss?

It is not likely. The daughter will have these same issues. Most patients respond to drop therapy and about 80% respond to laser therapy. Read more...
Probably good. If caught early and carefully followed she should do well. We have medications, laser as well as surgical options. For older patients often the disease was well advanced prior to the diagnosis being made, making treatment more problematic. Read more...

Can slt laser treatment be used repeatedly and effectively on a glaucoma patient?

Yes. If the initial iop lowering effect is acceptable and has adequate duration of effect, ie., several years, then the slt treatment may be repeated. The slt iop lowering effect tends to wear off approximately 10-20% per year. Read more...
Yes . Slt can be repeated however subsequent treatments may not be as efficacious . Some glaucoma patients may need to have their pressure reduced greater than slt can provide alone . Medication or filtering surgery may be necessary in some glaucoma patients. Read more...

In glaucoma is trabectome surgery similar to slt laser treatment?

No. In a trabeculectomy, an opening is created in the eye, allowing fluid to escape into a created reservoir, thus lowering the eye pressure. Slt is a less invasive procedure where a laser is used to improve the outflow using the eye's natural drainage system to decrease pressure. Read more...
No. Trabectome surgery requires an incision to allow entry of a surgical instrument designed to electrically ablate tissue from the trabecular mesh work and aspirate it frame the eye. This is one of the more minimally invasive angle surgeries available. Slt is a laser procedure that incorporates a proprietary wavelength of laser light energy directed at the trabecular mesh work to stimulate outflow. Read more...

I am having laser treatment in both eyes next week for glaucoma will this fix the problem?

No. Laser glaucoma treatment is effective but does not last forever. In my experience, it lasts 1 to 3 years. It can be repeated. It is no better than eyedrops in lowering the presssure. Glaucoma is not curable and requires life-long treatment to avoid blindness. Read more...
It can help. Buts its not a cure. The goal is to lower your eye pressure but the effects of laser will only last a few years. You may still need to use eye drops and possibly need glaucoma surgery. Unfortunately there is no cure for glaucoma, so its a matter of doing what's necessary to keep the eye pressure low enough to stop the progression. Good luck. Read more...

I was exposed to a Glaucoma Laser Treatment (LPI) done on my mom. I was in the room with her & did not have eye protective wear Are my eyes damaged?

No. Lasers are intense light simply because it goes in one direction in a tight, concentrated beam. Not that much goes outside of the beam. Worries about lasers and eyes and blindness are when the laser goes Directly Into the eye, not just being seen. Read more...