If you suffer from glaucoma, SLT isn’t just another acronym that you need to add to your text vocalb— it can be vision changing. SLT or Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty is a simple, 5-minute procedure that has been used to help patients with open-angle glaucoma for over two decades.
By using special wavelengths and energy, SLT improves the fluid in the eye and decreases your eye pressure making it a safe, selective, smart, and sensible procedure.
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty Procedure
- Safe: Although it can be easy to reach for another medication, many of our patients at Eye and Lasik Center prefer SLT to medications because they don’t have to worry about any long-term side-effects or to have to add another prescription to their list of monthly expenses.
- Selective: One component of most surgeries that leave patients feeling ambivalent to pull the trigger is suffering from damage to surrounding tissues afterward. Luckily, the laser used in SLT uses selective photothermolysis so that it only targets specific cells— leaving the surrounding tissues and cells unharmed and intact.
- Smart: A unique part of SLT, is that it’s smart— really smart. SLT works by naturally stimulating your body’s healing response to lower your eye pressure— which means that patients get real, lasting results. In fact, according to data from The Glaucoma Laser Trial, patients who got SLT had a 97% success rate after a year and a 90% success rate after 7-10 years.
- Sensible: Nothing can be quite as stressful as money— especially when it comes to medical costs. Luckily, SLT therapy is a sensible choice because it is reimbursed by Medicare and most other insurances, which minimizes your out-of-pocket costs.
Schedule your SLT consultation at one of our Eye and Lasik Center locations today!