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Does slt laser therapy for glaucoma provide more stable control of pressure than eye drops?

About the same. Slt vs. Antiglaucoma medications both work to lower iop in patients with glaucoma. No significant difference between primary slt versus a prostaglandin analogue, such as Xalatan (latanoprost) after 12 months of comparison in a study looking at achieving target pressures with each modality. Slt works about 80% of the time & may need re treatment. Medication group may need meds to augment effect. Read more...
Sometimes. In general, slt usually lowers the pressure 20% in 80% of eye. Since drugs have peak and trough effect it is possible the slt may provide a more constant level of control since it is dose independent. Read more...