Treatment of Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration Co-Management
Many patients utilize eye drops to maintain eye pressure. There is a glaucoma therapy available to treat glaucoma without the use of eye drops – Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT). SLT has revolutionized glaucoma therapy by offering a means to help treat glaucoma without eye drops. SLT uses the low-energy Selecta laser made by Lumenis, Inc. The surgery takes only minutes to perform, isn’t painful and may only need to be administered one time, instead of daily drug regimens. The procedure is covered by many insurance companies, including Medicare.
Wet macular degeneration treatment can include a number of options; including laser surgery, light-activated dyes that are injected into the circulatory system, or drugs injected directly into the eye that inhibit the growth of abnormal blood vessels that cause the wet form of the disease.