Selective laser trabeculoplasty: past, present, and future

Eye (Lond). 2018 May;32(5):863-876. doi: 10.1038/eye.2017.273. Epub 2018 Jan 5.


Over the past two decades, selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) has increasingly become an established laser treatment used to lower intraocular pressure in open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertensive patients. In this review we trace the origins of SLT from previous argon laser trabeculoplasty and review the current role it has in clinical practice. We outline future directions of SLT research and introduce emerging technologies that are further developing this intervention in the treatment paradigm of glaucoma.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Glaucoma / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Laser Therapy / trends*
  • Ocular Hypertension / surgery
  • Trabeculectomy / trends*