Laser Treatments for Glaucoma
Mr Trikha offers a variety of Laser treatments for Glaucoma, and may recommend these following a detailed consultation and evaluation of your eyes.
- Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT)
As an alternative to eye drops for Glaucoma, Mr Trikha offers SLT. This procedure involves applying a narrow laser beam to the drainage angle of the eye, helping to open it and therefore permitting more aqueous flow out of the eye. In turn, this is effective in reducing the eye pressure without the need of drops. The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) have now recommended SLT as a primary treatment for glaucoma, due to the strong evidence base that has been built up to show its effectiveness.
2. Laser Peripheral Iridotomy (LPI)
Occasionally, the anatomy of the eye means that the natural drainage angle where fluid drains away is blocked or narrowed. The channel, known as the Trabecular meshwork, is important.