About Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT)
Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease that causes excess intraocular pressure within the eye. Without early detection and preventive treatment, it could permanently damage your eyesight and cause partial or total vision loss. For patients who have glaucoma, it may seem overwhelming to hear this diagnosis. However, at Palm Beach Eye Center, our Lake Worth, FL ophthalmologists offer innovative treatments for managing glaucoma, including selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT). We use laser-assisted technology to reduce intraocular pressure and prevent long-term damage to your optic nerve. Known for its safe and effective results, SLT has helped patients decrease glaucoma symptoms for the last 20 years. Reduce your need for prescription medications and preserve your eyesight by calling our eye center in Lake Worth, FL to learn more.
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How is SLT performed?
This treatment works best for patients with mild to moderate open-angle glaucoma. It can also help patients who have tried more conservative options, like eye drops. After completing a comprehensive consultation and developing a treatment plan, we can perform SLT as an outpatient procedure. During this time, we use targeted laser energy to precisely treat excess eye drainage in an area of eye tissue called the trabecular meshwork. Excess fluid buildup causes an increase in eye pressure and damages the optic nerve. To reduce problems associated with this issue, the laser makes “micro-injuries” and stimulates your body’s natural healing process. This process allows the fluid to flow naturally out of the eye through the drainage channels and lowers your eye pressure. After your treatment, you may have fuzzy vision for 1 – 2 days, and the symptom will subside on its own. Generally, it takes a couple of months to see your final results because your eye needs time during the healing process.
Take Control of Glaucoma
Our compassionate eye doctors at Palm Beach Eye Center have extensive experience helping patients manage glaucoma. If you have prescription eye drops or medications but need a slightly more aggressive treatment, you may benefit from SLT. Located in South Florida and near Delray Beach, FL, please schedule an appointment with one of our expert ophthalmologists to learn more about glaucoma treatments in Lake Worth, FL.