ALT still gold standard for initial glaucoma treatment

March 15, 2004

Anaheim, CA-Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) seems to be as effective for treating patients who had undergone argon laser trabeculoplasty (ALT) as the initial treatment for glaucoma, and may be more effective for re-treatments, but data and fol- low-up are limited, said Douglas N. Johnson, MD, at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.