Introduction to SLT

SLT angle Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) is a safe and effective treatment modality for lowering the intraocular pressure in patients with early, mild and moderate glaucoma.

This technique uses a Q-Switched, frequency doubled Nd: YAG laser with a wavelength of 532 nm. The impact spot size and duration of the pulses are fixed, respectively 400 μm and 4 ns.

SLT achieves its results by selective absorption of energy in the trabecular pigmented cells, sparing adjacent tissues from thermal damage, with minimal tissue alteration following treatment.

How are glaucoma lasers different from each other?
Jaromir Wasyluk, MD

 

Where should laser rank in the glaucoma treatment protocol?
Prof. Mark Latina

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