Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) is another procedure used to help relieve intraocular pressure. Unlike other laser treatments, the SLT treats specific cells, leaving untreated portions of the iris’ drainage canals intact.
The SLT procedure is performed on an outpatient procedure and only takes a few moments. Generally, there is no pain associated with the procedure. It is possible your eye may become red or irritated following the procedure, but this will subside quickly.
Like the ALT treatment, multiple treatments may be necessary to achieve optimum results. Your doctor will help determine what would be most beneficial for you.