SLT laser treatment

SLT laser treatment
At Innovation Eye Clinic we believe that all our glaucoma patients should feel empowered to take control of their eye health through our latest personalised treatment plans and a better understanding of their glaucoma. Reducing the need for glaucoma drops and improving the quality of life is fundamental to this belief. 
We are delighted that the latest NICE guidelines now also support this with SLT laser recommended as an initial treatment for glaucoma and ocular hypertension.
Read the article: NICE Guidelines.


  • What is Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT)?
    SLT is a type of laser treatment used for the treatment of glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

  • How does SLT work?
    SLT works by using a low energy pulsed laser to treat cells in the trabecular meshwork which leads to improved drainage of fluid from the eye, thereby lowering intraocular pressure.

  • What happens during the procedure?
    SLT is an outpatient procedure performed under local anaesthetic. There is no preparation required and you may eat and drink as normal before your procedure.

  • The laser treatment is applied whilst you sit at a modified slit lamp similar to the one used to examine your eyes by the ophthalmologist. Local anaesthetic and pressure-lowering drops are instilled into the eye being treated. A contact lens is then placed on the eye and laser applied. You will see a bright light but the treatment is painless.

  • The treatment takes approximately 15 minutes for each eye. You will have a pressure-lowering drop immediately following the treatment.

  • How effective is SLT?
    The treatment is more effective in certain types of glaucoma than others. The treatment can also be repeated.

If you would like more information or are interested in SLT please contact Mr Ratnarajan’s office.