Laser Treatment for Glaucoma- Introduction

Laser Treatment for Glaucoma- Introduction

Several different laser treatments exist for the treatment of glaucoma. Different laser machines that omit laser light of different properties  are used to perform these various laser treatments. The laser treatment for open-angle glaucoma is called trabeculoplasty. This treatment is often called, in short: ALT, LTP, SLT. Its purpose is to increase drainage of the fluids of the eye (called...

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Iridotomy – Laser for Closed-Angle Glaucoma

Iridotomy – Laser for Closed-Angle Glaucoma

“iridotomy” is the name of a laser procedure preformed for eyes with narrow angles, eyes that are at risk for “angle-closure glaucoma”. Alternative names for this common procedure include: laser peripheral iridotomy, iridectomy, and in short: LPI or PI. One characteristic of most people who need this treatment is the fact that they are more often than not, completely...

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Trabeculoplasty – Laser for Open-Angle Glaucoma

Trabeculoplasty – Laser for Open-Angle Glaucoma

Patients with the typical form of glaucoma (which is called open-angle glaucoma) are generally treated with eye-drops. When intraocular pressures remain high despite medical treatment, two additional treatment modalities exist: laser treatment or surgery, which are both powerful options to further reduce intraocular pressure. Laser treatment for open-angle glaucoma is called trabeculoplasty and...

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