Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT)
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty
Glaucoma is a very dangerous disease characterized by increased intraocular pressure (IOP) which can be very difficult to treat. Selective laser trabeculoplasty is one method of treatment for glaucoma, which utilizes an Nd:YAG laser that is very precise in its management of the trabecular meshwork. The trabeculocytes are responsible for draining ocular fluid into Schlemm’s canal in order to regulate the IOP. The exact mechanism through which the Nd:YAG laser affects the trabecular meshwork is not understood, but it has been found to be quite effective in stabilizing IOP nonetheless.