If you have glaucoma, a laser trabeculoplasty can be performed to increase drainage and lower the pressure within the eye. This treatment can be used either with or without medication. Laser trabeculoplasty is a virtually pain free, in-office procedure. While it does not cure glaucoma, this treatment often works as well as certain medications, without potential medication-related side effects.
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty
Augusta Eye MD recently added the Ellex Solo SLT laser to our arsenal of treatment options for Glaucoma. Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) selectively targets the melanin cells of the trabecular meshwork to enhance outflow and reduce intraocular pressure. The Ellex Solo SLT Laser is the newest SLT technology available and offers patients a highly effective, non-invasive treatment option for Open Angle Glaucoma. SLT is a pain-free, low-risk, noninvasive outpatient procedure that can help reduce the need for eye drops and help prevent vision loss from glaucoma.