ALT helpful in glaucoma refractory to medical treatment

February 1, 2003

Orlando-Argon laser trabeculoplasty (ALT) can achieve substantial IOP reductions in patients with open-angle glaucoma that is refractory to medical therapy. In addition to efficacy, the cost of the procedure compares favorably with medical treatments, which tend to be substantially more costly over time, according to Karen M. Joos, MD, PhD.