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SLT

Laser surgery has become increasingly popular as an intermediate step between medications and traditional glaucoma filtration surgery. Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) is a relatively new laser treatment for open-angle glaucoma 하이퍼스핀 다운로드. SLT 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 of the surgery is to help fluids drain out of the eye, reducing intra-ocular pressure that can cause damage to the optic nerve and loss of vision 사관과 신사 다운로드.

The selective technique is much less traumatic to the eye than Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty (ALT), which has been the standard laser procedure 다운로드. ALT can cause tissue destruction and scarring of healthy cells in the trabecular meshwork structure. SLT reduces intra-ocular pressure without this risk 마미손 소년점프 mp3. SLT can be used to effectively treat some patients who could not benefit from ALT. This includes patients who have already been treated with ALT.

Although your doctor may suggest laser surgery at any time, it is often performed after trying to control intra-ocular pressure with medicines 해리포터와 아즈카반의 죄수 다운로드. In many cases, you will need to keep taking glaucoma drugs even after laser surgery.

SLT is for those:

  • who have been diagnosed with glaucoma
  • whose doctor has determined that SLT is appropriate for controlling their intra-ocular pressure
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What to expect on procedure day

Your treatment will be performed in a specially equipped laser room 하나은행 보안프로그램 다운로드. It does not require a surgery center. Once you have been checked in and settled comfortably, drops will be used to numb your eye; no injections or needles are used 다운로드. When your eye is completely numb, an eyelid holder will be placed between your eyelids to keep you from blinking.

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Your doctor will hold up a special lens to your eye as a high-peak power beam of green light is aimed at the lens and reflected onto the meshwork inside your eye 다운로드. You may see flashes of bright green or red light. The laser will selectively target melanin-containing cells, resulting in increased fluid outflow. You will not feel any pain during the procedure 다운로드. It takes 10-20 minutes.

Your eye pressure will be checked shortly after your procedure and drops may be prescribed to alleviate any soreness or swelling inside the eye 포켓몬스터 디아루가 다운로드. You should relax for the rest of the day. Follow-up visits are necessary to monitor your eye pressure. While it may take a few weeks to see the full pressure-lowering effect of this procedure, during which time you may have to continue taking your medication, many patients are eventually able to discontinue some of their medications. Most patients resume activities within a few days.

Realistic expectations

The effect of the surgery may wear off over time. Serious complications with SLT are extremely rare, but like any surgical procedure, it does have some risks. Going to a specialist experienced in SLT can minimize the risks.

If you and your doctor decide that SLT is an option for you, you will be given additional information about the procedure that will allow you to make an informed decision about whether to proceed. Be sure you have all your questions answered to your satisfaction. If you would like more information about this procedure call our office at (256) 547-8634 to schedule an eye examination.