SLT (Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty)

SLT is used to treat patients with open-angle glaucoma and high eye pressure. It uses short pulses of low-energy laser light to target melanin-containing cells in a network of tiny channels called the trabecular meshwork. The objective is to reduce intraocular pressure that can cause damage to the optic nerve and loss of vision. The SLT technique is much less traumatic to the eye than previous lasers, leaving surrounding tissue undamaged, so the procedure can be repeated as necessary.