Current and Future of Laser Therapy in the Management of Glaucoma
Feyzahan Ekici, Michael Waisbourd, L. Jay Katz*
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2016
Issue: Suppl 1: M4
First Page: 56
Last Page: 67
Publisher ID: TOOPHTJ-10-56
Article History:Received Date: 26/7/2015
Revision Received Date: 18/8/2015
Acceptance Date: 18/8/2015
Electronic publication date: 29/2/2016
Collection year: 2016
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There has been tremendous progress in the past decades in the utilization of lasers for treating patients with glaucoma. This article reviews the use of lasers in different areas of glaucoma, including the shift from argon laser trabeculoplasty (ALT) to selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT), laser trabeculoplasty as an initial treatment for glaucoma, new laser trabeculoplasty procedures under investigation, and other recent laser treatment modalities such as endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation and laser-assisted deep sclerectomy.