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SLT Glaucoma treatment – Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty

What types of conditions will benefit from Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty?

Glaucoma is an eye disease which can damage the optic nerve. It typically occurs in people over the age of 60 and those with a family history. SLT Glaucoma treatment is an option for lowering the pressure in the eye to treat open angle glaucoma. SLT Glaucoma treatment uses short pulses of light to target melanin-containing cells in the trabecular meshwork (the tiny channelsin your eye which fluid flows through). The aim of the laser is to help fluid drain through these channels, lowering intraocular pressure.

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Glaucoma – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatments

What is Glaucoma ?

Glaucoma is an eye disease which can damage the optic nerve. It typically occurs in people over the age of 60 and those with a family history. They have a build up of pressure inside the eye which results from either too much fluid formation, or a problem with drainage. This pressure in turn damages the delicate optic nerve fibres resulting in vision loss or even blindness. There are many types of glaucoma, but the most common is Chronic Open Angle Glaucoma  ( COAG ).

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