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.