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Summary of selected papers on Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty

Selective laser trabeculoplasty study: eye drops versus laser - largest combined trials

BMC Ophthalmol. 2015 Aug 19;15:107.

Both SLT and topical medication demonstrate similar success rates and effectiveness in lowering intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma.

Selective laser trabeculoplasty study: SLT and ALT and retreatment options

Russo V et al. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2009 May-Jun;19(3):429-34. Selective laser trabeculoplasty versus argon laser trabeculoplasty in patients with uncontrolled open-angle glaucoma.

SLT is effective as treatment for patients with OAG and appears to be equivalent to ALT in IOP lowering at 12 months only in patients without a prior treatment. In case of retreatment SLT appears to be better than ALT in IOP lowering.

Selective laser trabeculoplasty study: whether to have 180 degree or 360 degree treatments

Prasad N, Murthy S, Dagianis JJ, Latina MA. J Glaucoma. 2009 Feb;18(2):157-60. A comparison of the intervisit intraocular pressure fluctuation after 180 and 360 degrees of selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) as a primary therapy in primary open angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension.

This study suggests that 360-degree SLT is more efficacious in achieving smaller IOP fluctuations than treatment with 180-degree SLT.

Selective laser trabeculoplasty study: IOP fluctuation and SLT

Nagar M, Luhishi E, Shah N. J Glaucoma. Br J Ophthalmol. 2009 Apr;93(4):497-501. Intraocular pressure control and fluctuation: the effect of treatment with selective laser trabeculoplasty.

Both SLT and latanoprost had a significant impact on IOP control and fluctuation / ... / SLT has the benefit of being a one-time intervention not requiring ongoing patient compliance..

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