Glaucoma Surgical Treatment
If you struggle with the damaging effects of glaucoma, your doctor may recommend glaucoma surgical treatment from a skilled, board-certified specialist. While surgery can’t cure this disease or restore your vision, it can help protect the vision you do have and stop it from getting worse.
Eye Specialists of Louisiana offers safe, effective surgical options for glaucoma of any stage, from mild to advanced disease. Our team of specialists is highly skilled in the following state-of-the-art treatments:
- Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT)
SLT is a non-invasive, nonsurgical procedure that helps relieve excess pressure on the optic nerve and increases the outflow of fluid. It’s a fast, painless, and repeatable laser procedure that is an effective alternative to eye drops in early open-angle glaucoma.
- Laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI)
Angle-closure glaucoma, or closed-angle glaucoma, occurs when the iris bulges forward and narrows or stops the aqueous fluid from draining properly. This procedure creates a small hole in the iris, allowing it to fall away from the drainage angle and unblock the drain.