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Posted By: Cardinal
Total Posts: 92
Joined Date: 23 Feb 2011

I had my first SLT in both eyes about 15 months after being diagnosed, having used drops until then.  It was quick (takes around 2 minutes per eye) and painless.  My pressures came down from 20 to 10 straight away.   I am very short-sighted and it didn't affect my vision in any way.  I continued to use drops and the treatment was effective I would say.  Over the next 4 years the pressures gradually started to creep up gradually.  I had a second lot of SLT and this time it lasted for around 2 years.  However, the third SLT I had really wasn't effective at all, but it was a long shot.

SLT is not an invasive procedure and there are people who don't need to use drops once they have had it.  So that does away with the side effects which can be experienced from some of the eye drops.   I think you would need to go with your gut feeling and the trust you have in your consultant.  

Posted : 16 Oct 2019
Posted By: jennymfb
Total Posts: 2
Joined Date: 10 Oct 2019

Hi, 

 

I was diagnosed with glaucoma just over a week ago. I am using drops but have been asked to consider Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT).

 

Although I have a basic idea of the risks,I would much appreciate any information or help anyone can give me including anyone who has undergone SLT.

 

When it comes to sight, I am wondering whether any risk is worth it.

 

Regards

 

 

Posted : 11 Oct 2019

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