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Can laser surgery be used to reduce ocular pressure?

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Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Yes

Laser trabeculoplasty is an excellent method for lowering pressure.
Slt is the less invasive of the laser methods.

In brief: Yes

Laser trabeculoplasty is an excellent method for lowering pressure.
Slt is the less invasive of the laser methods.
Dr. Harvey Fishman
Dr. Harvey Fishman
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

There are various types of lasers that can lower eye pressure, but most commonly, glaucoma specialists are using selective laser trabeculoplasty (slt).
Another available laser is the diode cyclophotocoagulation, which can also be done endoscopically.

In brief: Yes

There are various types of lasers that can lower eye pressure, but most commonly, glaucoma specialists are using selective laser trabeculoplasty (slt).
Another available laser is the diode cyclophotocoagulation, which can also be done endoscopically.
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

In the past argon laser trabeculoplasty and more recently selective laser trabeculoplasty can be applied to an area near the iris root in an effort to open the outflow channels of the eye and reduce intraocular pressure.
This is a different type of laser than is used in lasik or yag capsulotomy, and does not change one's vision.

In brief: Yes

In the past argon laser trabeculoplasty and more recently selective laser trabeculoplasty can be applied to an area near the iris root in an effort to open the outflow channels of the eye and reduce intraocular pressure.
This is a different type of laser than is used in lasik or yag capsulotomy, and does not change one's vision.
Dr. Jay Pepose
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