Hi since my SLT treatment just had a test yesterday
Results both eyes 19... they were both 28 whilst taking just monoprost last January which I had been taking for 2 years, and this has kept my pressure down. Then I guess my eyes just got used to the drug and was diagnosed in January with open angled glaucoma.
Since my slt.....I only take 1 drug monoprost once per day in the night
optical nerve is the same as my first visit in February
due to have a field vision test and further pressure test in september
I am therefore really happy and I am hoping the laser lasts a while... if it is less than 6 months it is considered a failure. My consultant said the pressure should continue to reduce.
To all of you who are diagnosed with open angled glaucoma. Before you start taking any drops please ask if you can have slt. The results are better with a 'virgin' eye. I wish I had had mine done when I my pressure was first diagnosed 2 years ago. I have been taking monoprost for 2 years. From January I was taking azarga then alphagan for 3 months... I had severe anxiety attacks and could not eat. I then chose to have SLT as I did not like taking these harder drugs. The NHS is considering doing SLT in the future as the first line of treatment before giving drugs. Therefore, please ask about it if you are diagnosed... it does not go by age as SLT does not worsen your eyes. If it did not work you would simply take the numerous drops. In fact even if I had been taking drops a long time, I would ask about SLT what do you have to lose... you would just go back on the drops if it did not work for you... and maybe you could just reduce your eye drops if you had slt... take care all of you valfrance