SLT comes with a number of advantages for glaucoma patients.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 27, 2014
Dallas eye surgeon Dr. Dain B. Brooks is proud to announce that his Dallas ophthalmology practice will now be offering Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) for glaucoma treatment. This advanced procedure can reduce intraocular pressure in glaucoma patients with a single in-office treatment.
“SLT comes with a number of advantages for glaucoma patients,” says Dr. Brooks. “The laser targets specific cells to ensure the surrounding tissue in your eyes remains unaffected – a method known as selective photothermolysis. This approach minimizes side effects, and the procedure itself is pain-free. SLT can eliminate or greatly reduce a patient’s dependence on daily eye drops for glaucoma.”
For patients who cannot easily tolerate the side effects of glaucoma eye drops, or whose intraocular pressure has not been sufficiently lowered by eye drops alone, SLT is an ideal treatment choice. Results are often obvious just an hour after the procedure, but some patients may have to wait a few weeks before their eyes fully respond to the treatment.
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty is mainly used to treat Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma (POAG). Dr. Brooks can determine whether or not SLT is an appropriate procedure for glaucoma patients after a complete eye examination at his Plano, Texas office.
Dallas ophthalmologist Dr. Brooks is a board-certified ophthalmologist and a member of several organizations, including the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Texas Ophthalmologic Association, and the Dallas Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Brooks and his experienced team proudly serve areas in and around Plano, Dallas, and Frisco, Texas. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact them via phone at (972) 338-9388, or online at http://www.brookseyemd.com.
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About Brooks Eye Associates
Brooks Eye Associates prides itself in offering the highest level of quality vision care to each individual patient. The Plano ophthalmology practice offers a wide variety of services including cataract surgery, LASIK, PRK, glaucoma treatment, blepharitis treatment, and general eye health services. Dr. Brooks serves all areas in and around Dallas, Plano, and Frisco, Texas. For more information, please visit: http://www.brookseyemd.com