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Chapter-39 Titanium-Sapphire Laser Trabeculoplasty (TiSLT)

BOOK TITLE: Surgical Techniques in Ophthalmology: Glaucoma Surgery

Author
1. Goldenfeld Mordechai
2. Melamed Shlomo
ISBN
9788184489583
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11383_39
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2010
Pages
3
Author Affiliations
1. The Sam Rothberg Glaucoma Centre, Goldschleger Eye Institute, Sheba Medical Centre, Tel-Hashomer, Israel, Sam Rothberg Glaucoma Centre, Goldscheleger Eye Institute, Sheba Medical Centre, Tel-Hashomer, Israel, The Sam Rothberg Glaucoma Centre, The Sam Rothberg Glaucoma Centre, Sheba Medical Centre, Tel-Hashomer, Israel
2. Sam Rothberg Glaucoma Centre, Goldschleger Eye Institute, Sheba Medical Centre, Tel-Hashomer, Israel, Sam Rothberg Glaucoma Centre, Goldscheleger Eye Institute, Sheba Medical Centre, Tel-Hashomer, Israel, Sackler Medical School, Tel Aviv University; Sam Rothberg Glaucoma Centre, Goldschleger Eye Institute, Sheba Medical Centre, Tel-Hashomer, Israel
Chapter keywords
Titanium-Sapphire laser trabeculoplasty (TiSLT), laser trabeculoplasty, open-angle glaucoma, argon laser trabeculoplasty (ALT), anterior chamber reaction, peripheral anterior synechia (PAS) formation, trabecular meshwork (TM)

Abstract

This chapter discusses Titanium-Sapphire laser trabeculoplasty (TiSLT). Laser trabeculoplasty is accepted as an effective treatment in patients with open-angle glaucoma. There are several types of lasers currently used in glaucoma treatment including argon, diode, krypton and neodymium: YAG. Argon laser trabeculoplasty (ALT) is, by far, the most commonly used treatment, but may be associated with early anterior chamber reaction, local irritation, peripheral anterior synechia (PAS) formation and IOP spikes. Argon laser trabeculoplasty is thought to lower IOP by triggering a biological response within the trabecular meshwork (TM). However, scarring of the trabecular meshwork that is associated with ALT limits its effectiveness in subsequent applications. Titanium-Sapphire laser trabeculoplasty (TiSLT) is developed in an attempt to improve the efficacy of laser therapy of the trabecular meshwork.

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