Selective laser trabeculoplasty

Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) is a treatment for glaucoma.

What does selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) involve?

We’re one of the first eye hospital groups in the UK to offer SLT.

Step 1: Your in-depth consultation

Following a detailed assessment, your Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon will discuss the potential options and advise on the recommended course of treatment for you. The consultant will be the same person who carries out your procedure and your checks at follow-up appointments.

Step 2: The laser trabeculoplasty procedure

SLT uses a laser to stimulate the drainage tissue and promote drainage. It can be used as a primary therapy when glaucoma is first diagnosed and can be effective in lowering the eye pressure. It can also be used as a supplement to eye drop therapy to improve control of eye pressure.

Step 3: Rest and recovery

After your SLT procedure, you will be given details of any eye drops required before returning home. Your consultant may also provide you with some eye drops to use temporarily following treatment.

Step 4: Your aftercare

Your consultant will see you for a follow-up appointment to check on your progress, assess the results of your SLT procedure and answer any questions you may have. You will be provided with an emergency contact number so that if you do experience any unexpected symptoms, you can contact us.

The cost of Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty at Optegra

At Optegra, we are dedicated to being as transparent as possible with the costs of all our treatments. Our patients are our top priority, so we want to ensure that you’re not hit with any unexpected costs or extras at during your journey with us.

We price our SLT treatment per eye, with a reduced rate for bilateral surgery:

£300 (Separate consultation fee applies)

Our fixed prices include pre and post care, giving you the smoothest experience possible.

We believe that good eye health should be available for everyone, which is why we offer an array of payment plans and finance options for all our patients.

Book a private consultation with one of our eye health specialists, give us a call or attend one of our open days to see how Optegra can help you with your individual eye health needs.

Am I suitable for Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty?

Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) is a treatment for glaucoma, in which a laser is used to help drain the eye and relieve pressure. Studies into the procedure show a 78% success rate, and we’re proud to be one of the first hospital groups in the UK to offer this procedure.

SLT is used to combat open-angle glaucoma in its early stages and can be repeated if necessary, depending on the patient’s individual response to treatment.

To assess if your eye health needs are suitable for Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty, you will have an in-depth consultation with one of our ophthalmic surgeons. The general requirements are as follows:

  • You must have early stage, open-angle glaucoma
  • Drugs, medications and non-surgical treatment are not alleviating your symptoms
  • You are of general good health

Even if you believe you qualify for SLT based on the requirements above, Optegra treats each case based on your individual circumstances. All potential patients must have an in-depth consultation with one of our leading ophthalmic surgeons who recommend the best treatment options for you.

Book a free, no-obligation one-to-one consultation with our eye health specialists, and see how Optegra can help you.


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