Glaucoma is an ocular condition that can be a silent cause of vision loss. It results from damage to the optic nerve typically from raised intra-ocular pressure, which is pressure in the eye.
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) is a type of eye surgery that treats open-angle glaucoma. With glaucoma, aqueous humour does not drain properly from the front of the eye. Pressure builds in the eye, which damages the optic nerve.
This leaflet is intended to provide you with general information. It is not a substitute for advice from your ophthalmologist. You are encouraged to discuss the benefits and risks of treatment with your ophthalmologist.