Suitable patients

SLT is particularly suitable for the following patients:-

i) Patients with newly diagnosed primary open angle glaucoma, pseudoexfoliation or pigmentary glaucoma

ii) Patients with ocular hypertension who need IOP lowering according to the recent NICE guidelines.

iii) Patients already being treated with drops, who need additional lowering of IOP

iv) Patients who are intolerant of drops

v) Patients who might forget to take drops (see compliance above)