Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology

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Review Article - Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology (2023) Volume 7, Issue 5

Micropulsed laser trabeculoplasty vs. selective laser trabeculoplasty: understanding how these lasers are useful to control intra-ocular pressure in primary open angle glaucoma.

Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) has been used to lower intra-ocular pressure of Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (POAG) patients, both as an initial or as adjunctive treatment, and proven to be safe and effective. Micropulse Laser Trabeculoplasty (MLT) has also been used for the same purpose, with similar efficiency. In this mini-review, we briefly describe some aspects of how these lasers work, what ultra-structural changes are induced by them, their biological effects, clinical usefulness, compare the two technologies and try to correlate them to trabecular meshwork function restoration.

Author(s): Roberto Lauande Pimentel*, Luciano Oliveira Rosa Dantas

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