Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed, MD, FRCSC, Nathan M. Radcliffe, MD; I. Paul Singh, MD; Mahmoud A. Khaimi, MD; Mark J. Gallardo, MD; and David Richardson, MD, discuss the the misconceptions surrounding selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT), safety and efficacy of SLT and highlight the advantages of minimizing the medication burden for patients.
At ASCRS 2018 in Washington, DC, a group of surgeons experienced in interventional glaucoma therapies sat down to discuss the roles of selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) and microinvasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) for treatment of open angle glaucoma (OAG).
What is Pattern Scanning Laser Trabeculoplasty (PSLT) Another device joins the Laser Trabeculoplasty glaucoma treatment party! “ALT, SLT, MLT, meet PSLT”
So is the Titanium-Sapphire laser of real value in the treatment of glaucoma or is it just another bright, shiny, and expensive technology with no real advantage…?
As with all surgical procedures, there are risks associated with Laser Trabeculoplasty. Following are some of the more commonly encountered complications associated with LT.
The response to Laser Trabeculoplasty appears to be dependent upon the pre-treatment intraocular pressure (IOP). In other words, the higher the IOP before treatment, the better the response to Laser Trabeculoplasty.
Quick Review of how well do Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty (ALT), Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) and Micropulse Laser Trabeculoplasty (MLT) work.
There are three types of lasers currently used for trabeculoplasty glaucoma surgery : Argon, “Selective”, and Micropulse.