This procedure uses laser to target the trabecular meshwork and aim to alter the pores/spaces in the trabecular meshwork and increase the outflow of aqueous (fluid) thereby decreasing IOP. This is done in open angle glaucoma eyes.
It is important to note that this procedure is not always effective, and it may work for a limited period of time (some years). When effective, the IOP lowering caused by laser trabeculoplasty is expected to produce a mild to moderate IOP lowering effect.
There are different lasers to perform trabeculoplasty, including “Argon or Selective trabeculoplasty”.
After the laser, the patient should maintain regular follow-up, and may still require eyedrops or surgery.