Glaucoma Laser Treatment Santa Rosa, CA
Laser surgery treatments may be recommended for different types of glaucoma.
Laser Treatment for Open-Angle Glaucoma
In open-angle glaucoma, the drain itself is treated. The laser is used to modify the drain (trabeculoplasty) to help control eye pressure. At ECI, the laser we use to perform trabeculoplasty is the SLT laser. The most important advantage of this laser is the potential to repeat treatment, even if laser procedures have been done in the past.
Laser Treatment for Closed-Angle Glaucoma
In closed-angle glaucoma, the laser creates a hole in the iris (iridotomy) to improve the flow of aqueous fluid to the drain. The laser used for this purpose is called the YAG laser.