There exist two types of LASER TRABECULOPLASTY, one with Argon laser and one with SLT. These procedures use different types of lasers to treat the drainage ducts (trabecular meshwork), thereby attempting to stimulate the drainage of fluid through them.
Both lasers are effective at decreasing intraocular pressure, however the effect of both types of trabeculoplasty may decrease with time. Five years after treatment, half of the patients treated may experience an increase in intraocular pressure. The LASER TRABECULOPLASTY procedure is carried out in the doctor’s surgery with anesthetic drops and takes approximately 10 minutes per eye. It is necessary to control intraocular pressure in the following hours, as some people can experience a transitory increase in intraocular pressure. This procedure causes mild pain and has few complications.