Laser Treatment

Why would I have laser to treat my Glaucoma?

The goal of glaucoma therapy is to improve the flow of fluid out of the eye through the trabecular meshwork. Laser is a form of medical treatment that can be used alone or in conjunction with medical drops to help lower IOP. Selective Laser Trabeculoplastyis advancement over other lasers and has been used safely and effectively in treatment of open-angle glaucoma for more than two decades. It uses your body's own healing response to help clean out the cells of the drain.

Laser is also used in treatment of the Angle Closure Glaucoma (ACG) or narrow angles.

Laser peripheral iridotomy is generally recommended for patients with narrow angles, narrow angle glaucoma, or acute angle closure glaucoma. When LPI is used in patients with narrow angles, it is considered to be a prophylactic procedure that prevents these patients FROM developing acute angle closure glaucoma, which they are at higher risk of developing. This is significant in that an acute attack of angle closure glaucoma usually presents with high eye pressures, pain, and loss of vision. When LPI is used in the treatment of patients who already have acute angle closure glaucoma, it is used to help lower the pressure as well as to prevent another attack of angle closure glaucoma.