WHAT IS SELECTIVE LASER TRABECULOPLASTY?
Glaucoma is a common eye condition that results when pressure increases to an unsafe level within the eye. Without proper care, glaucoma can lead to optic nerve damage and ultimately blindness. At Triangle Eye Institute, Dr. Steven Yaplee is proud to offer selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) as a glaucoma treatment option. SLT utilizes targeted light energy to trigger biochemical changes within the trabecular meshwork of the eye, or the structure that helps filter ocular fluid, to stabilize eye pressure and ease glaucoma symptoms. Dr. Yaplee is a trusted glaucoma specialist in Bakersfield, CA and routinely performs SLT for patients with open-angle glaucoma. Schedule an eye examination at our modern facility to learn if selective laser trabeculoplasty can help preserve your vision and eye health.
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH SLT
Men and women diagnosed with open-angle glaucoma who have increased intraocular pressure may be ideal candidates for SLT. As a short, minimally invasive outpatient procedure, selective trabeculoplasty is performed using an advanced optical laser within our surgical facility. Using targeted laser energy, Dr. Yaplee will create a series of micro-injuries within the trabecular meshwork, triggering the body’s natural healing abilities. This helps generate healthy tissue that is better equipped to facilitate fluid drainage within the eye. Since light energy is selective, it only affects targeted areas, leaving surrounding healthy tissues intact. SLT may be performed as a singular treatment or paired with glaucoma medications for optimal effects.
LASER GLAUCOMA SOLUTIONS
Glaucoma may be a common eye condition, but it does not have to disrupt your daily life. Find the laser glaucoma solutions you need at Triangle Eye Institute in Bakersfield and Delano, CA. As a respected glaucoma specialist, Dr. Yaplee performs selective laser trabeculoplasty with exceptional skill and expertise. Schedule a treatment consultation today to learn about SLT benefits and insurance coverage, or to explore other options for managing glaucoma symptoms.