When intraocular pressure (IOP) is uncontrolled and builds within the eye, it can cause damage to the optic nerve, which leads to the development of an eye disease known as glaucoma. If glaucoma forms, the eyes become incapable of relaying images to the brain, and the eventual outcome is usually blindness. At Focal Point Vision in San Antonio, TX, we are pleased to offer a range of solutions for glaucoma, including selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT). This treatment works to create micro-injuries into the trabecular meshwork, improving the structure itself, as well as fluid flow throughout the eye. This technique is ideal for individuals who are diagnosed with open-angle glaucoma.
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HOW IS SLT DONE?
The selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) is a minimally invasive procedure that utilizes a highly advanced laser to create small micro-injuries within the trabecular meshwork, which is crucial to the eye's natural drainage system. However, these micro-injuries don't cause harm; rather, their purpose is to encourage the body's natural healing process so that the trabecular meshwork can produce new and healthy tissue to better drain fluid out of the eye. This unique laser technology only impacts the targeted cells, meaning that there is a low chance of damaging the surrounding tissue. SLT is a mild treatment so your recovery period should be short and breezy.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR SELECTIVE LASER TRABECULOPLASTY
Even individuals with mild to moderate glaucoma regularly experience interruptions in their day-to-day lives and the stress that comes with it. To help address your glaucoma and restore your eyesight, the team at Focal Point Vision are proud to perform SLT. At our San Antonio, TX locations, our board-certified ophthalmologists evaluate patients to determine the ideal solution for their unique situation.