Glaucoma Laser Surgery
Laser Peripheral Iridotomy (LPI) is a laser treatment applied to the iris of the eye for patients who have narrow drainage angles and are at risk of having an angle closure attack. Again, this laser treatment is for the treatment of Narrow Angle Glaucoma or used emergently for patients having a Narrow Angle Glaucoma Attack.
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Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) is a laser treatment applied to the drainage angle of the eye. Topical numbing drops are used to anesthetize the eye and the treatment takes just a few minutes to complete. The laser treatment is effective in reducing the pressure in the eye in 80-90% of patients. The effect can wear off with time and your doctor may recommend a repeat treatment.
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There are several surgical procedures used to reduce pressure in the treatment of glaucoma. Historically surgical options for glaucoma have been the third line of treatment after topical medicines or laser surgical procedures, but newer surgical options termed Micro Invasive Glaucoma Surgery or Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) are being considered first line options for some patients.
**not currently FDA approved
Glaucoma filter surgery
- Endocyclophtotcoagulation (ECP)