Laser Trabeculoplasty – ALT/SLT
Laser Trabeculoplasty is an advanced laser system that improves the flow of fluid in the eye, lowering eye pressure for patients with glaucoma.
Using a focused, narrow wavelength, Laser Trabeculoplasty targets specific cells of the eye — those containing melanin, a natural pigment — leaving surrounding cells intact. The procedure is painless and has no side effects, although patients are given anti-inflammatory eye drops before and after treatment. Eye pressure may drop as quickly as a day after the procedure.