Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) is an advanced “Cool” laser system that targets specific cells of the eye – those that make up the trabecular meshwork or “drain” in the eye. Using a disruptive rather than thermal energy, the SLT targets these specific cells, leaving the surrounding tissue intact, and improves the outflow of fluid, thereby lowering your eye pressure. Your eye pressure usually achieves maximum effect 6 weeks after having the SLT procedure. There is extremely low risk of side effects with SLT. The SLT treatment is painless, and is done in the office.
The SLT procedure is reimbursed by Medicare and many other insurance providers, which minimizes your out-of-pocket expenses.
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