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Complications of selective laser trabeculoplasty: a review

Authors Song J

Received 10 September 2015

Accepted for publication 7 November 2015

Published 14 January 2016 Volume 2016:10 Pages 137—143

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S84996

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Review by Single-blind

Peer reviewers approved by Dr Yang Liu

Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser


Video abstract presented by Julia Song.

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Julia Song

Ophthalmology, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach, CA, USA

Abstract: Selective laser trabeculoplasty is a laser treatment to treat glaucoma. It was initially indicated for open-angle glaucoma but has been proven to be efficacious for various types of glaucoma. This review article summarizes the few rare complications that can be seen with selective laser trabeculoplasty. It also makes recommendations on how to avoid these problems and how to treat patients when these rare complications arise.

Keywords: SLT, glaucoma, complications

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