Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) has several advantages for treating glaucoma, including:

  1. Effective at reducing intraocular pressure (IOP): SLT is effective at reducing IOP, which is the main goal of glaucoma treatment.
  2. Minimal side effects: SLT has fewer side effects than other glaucoma treatments, such as eye drops or surgery. The most common side effect is temporary inflammation in the eye.
  3. Non-invasive: SLT is a non-invasive procedure that does not require any incisions or injections.
  4. Repeatable: SLT can be repeated if necessary, unlike some other glaucoma treatments that can only be performed once.
  5. No need for medication: SLT can reduce or eliminate the need for glaucoma medication, which can be costly and have side effects.
  6. Quick and convenient: The SLT procedure is quick and convenient, usually taking less than 5-10 minutes, and patients can resume normal activities immediately afterwards.

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