SLT: A Comprehensive Treatment Solution for Glaucoma
In this whitepaper, Savak Teymoorian, MD, MBA, Harvard Eye Associateds, discusses the role of SLT across the glaucoma treatment algorithm.
In this whitepaper, Savak Teymoorian, MD, MBA, Harvard Eye Associateds, discusses the role of SLT across the glaucoma treatment algorithm. According to Dr. Teymoorian, the use of SLT as a primary therapy has slowly taken hold since its US introduction in 2001. Today, an increasing number of glaucoma specialists and general ophthalmologists view SLT as a viable alternative to medications in patients with newly diagnosed glaucoma. He also believes that an increasing number of general ophthalolmogists will come to perform SLT, owing to the growing burden of glaucoma: “A general ophthalmologist can easily learn how to do SLT. If a surgeon can do a capsulotomy, then they can do SLT. Actually, SLT is easier because it doesn’t involve any cutting,” says Dr Teymoorian. “All general ophthalmology practices should have an SLT laser.”