Laser treatment for glaucoma patients

Jenks Eye Doctor

Some glaucoma patients may be a candidate for a laser treatment called an SLT. An SLT laser cleans out the drain inside the eye and lowers eye pressure. This may allow the patient to discontinue eye drops for the treatment of glaucoma. An SLT laser is performed in the office in less than 5 minutes. You will be sent home with an NSAID eye drop to use for any irritation you experience following the laser treatment.

Laser treatment for angle closure

There are some patients who have very little space inside of their eyes and are at risk for closing off their drain. These patients can benefit from a laser procedure called a peripheral iridotomy. During this laser procedure, a small hole is placed in the iris (the colored part of the eye) to allow fluid an additional way to reach the drain. This is the one laser procedure performed that can be mildly uncomfortable for patients. After the procedure is over, you will use a steroid eye drop for a week to reduce any
inflammation created.

If you are in need of any of these laser procedures, we are here to help you at Insight Eyecare Jenks.


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