Catégories principales: SLT

SLT laser treatment for glaucoma – Paul Singh, MD

In this interview, Inder Paul Singh, MD, explains the interest of using SLT as first line therapy for glaucoma instead of medication and the impact on the ocular surface.
“SLT not only takes away the compliance issues that are so difficult for us but it actually addresses the pathology directly.”

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Dr Gus Gazzard

SLT should be offered to all patients newly diagnosed with primary open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension and to those who are not happy on drops. In my practice, I use laser technologies from Lumibird Medical. The Ellex Tango and Quantel Fusion platforms both provide outstanding results for my SLT patient cohorts.

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Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty

Dr Franck Howes, Eye & Laser Centre Gold Coast (Australia) made a presentation on SLT (Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty) and detailed the process of applying laser energy for the control of glaucoma.

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The role of Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty as a primary and secondary treatment

Glaucoma is the most common optic neuropathy. The only clinically proven treatment is to reduce IOP by using medical, laser, and surgical therapies. Treatment is typically selected depending on the level of IOP, stage of the disease, pace of progression, and current and past treatment history. Glaucoma management with drops can be problematic, mainly because they can be difficult for patients to instill properly and because of the related side effects.

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Dr Juan Sampaolesi

As a glaucoma specialist, having the Quantel Medical SLT Fusion gives me the confidence to offer my patients the best option as a first line of treatment.

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Dr Jaromir Wasyluk

In 2021, SLT laser therapy should be considered as a preferred first line treatment for glaucoma treatment and SubCyclo favored as an alternative treatment option to surgery

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Prof Mark Latina

It is becoming increasingly clear that we should change the paradigm to use SLT as primary therapy.
The earlier we can successfully address glaucoma, the better we can reduce the morbidity of progression, reduce the need for more aggressive surgical options and reduce the burden of medication and patient-compliance issues.

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