Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT)

The trabecular meshwork works like a filter that ensures the drainage of the aqueous humour in the front part of the eye. If there is too much resistance from this filter, the eye pressure will increase, and the drainage of the aqueous humour will not go fluently anymore. In addition, the optic nerve may be damaged, which will eventually reduce the visual field.

A Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty treatment cleans and widens the holes in the trabecular meshwork (filter), which makes the drainage of the aqueous humor more fluent and reduces eye pressure at the same time. If the visual field is already smaller due to a long period of higher eye pressure, it will not be restored. The treatment only ensures that the visual field remains stable afterwards.

You will receive some eye drops in preparation for the treatment. You take a seat and place the chin on the chin rest. The treatment takes about 30 seconds per eye. After the treatment, you can drive home without a problem.

Eye drops should be used for 1 week 3 times a day against inflammation.

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