Glaucoma Laser Treatment

Laser treatment can be applied for many purposes in glaucoma. Timely laser treatment is very beneficial in acute glaucoma crisis. In open-angle glaucoma, the number and frequency of drops can be reduced even if the treatment is not interrupted by making small holes in the trabecular region where the obstruction is present. Or, as a newer technique, a very low energy laser can be applied on the discharge channels. On this page, we will tell you how glaucoma is treated with selective laser ecp laser-diode laser methods.

Glaucoma treatment with Diode Laser

This method, called diode laser (diode laser), is applied to patients whose eye pressure cannot be reduced sufficiently by drops or surgery. laser application is performed with local anesthesia. Eye pressure is reduced successfully without the need for hospitalization. It takes about 5 minutes. In diode laser treatment, the aqueous fluid production process is disrupted by applying energy to the ciliary body, thereby reducing eye tension. It is a very effective method in reducing eye pressure.




ECP reduces the blood pressure by blocking the production of intraocular fluid to a certain extent.

Endoscopic laser therapy or ECP; It reduces the production of intraocular fluid by partially destroying the tissues (ciliary body) which is the production place of intraocular fluid with laser and thus decreases eye tension.

In fact, the idea of ​​göz reducing eye pressure by decreasing the production of intraocular fluid son is very old and for this purpose, diathermy (high-temperature therapy) and cryotherapy (cold-freeze treatment) have been used for the first time, and recently diode laser has been replaced.

either of these methods cannot reduce eye pressure adequately or, on the contrary, can reduce eye pressure more than necessary, resulting in eye reduction and loss of vision.

ECP is a much more controlled and reliable treatment than traditional techniques that reduce fluid production.

The ciliary body, which is the target of our treatment that produces eye fluid, is located behind the “sclera” tissue, the white part of the eye, and is unlikely to be seen by conventional techniques. In the ECP technique, an endoscopic camera that enters the eye aims to detect “target cells eyen that cannot be seen by conventional techniques and to burn them with laser.

SLT (Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty) laser application

It has emerged as a reliable and effective technique for glaucoma. This treatment is considered as a revolution in the treatment of eye pressure and is applied to the patient in a simple and comfortable way. SLT eliminates the need for medication for glaucoma patients and may not even require surgery.

  • The patient is free of side effects and high drug costs due to glaucoma medications, and does not experience drip tension at certain hours.
  • SLT laser stimulates the body’s own immune system and reduces intraocular pressure.
  • It is the laser method used in intraocular pressure elevations due to open angle glaucoma.
  • offers easy, reliable and numerous sessions that can last for 1-2 minutes.
  • It reduces the intraocular pressure without damaging normal tissues by affecting the pigments accumulated or present in the drainage channel of intraocular fluid.

What are the advantages of the selective laser method?

  1. It stimulates the production of natural cells and increases the output of intraocular fluid by opening blocked channels.
  2. It is selective. selectively targets melanin-rich cells in the trabecular network.
  3. Safe: no major complications reported yet.
  4. The short pulse duration of the SLT therefore minimizes the thermal damage of the tissue in the trabecular network, eliminating the possibility of thermal damage.
  5. It is reproducible and can be rebuilt without causing complications.