Laser Therapies: Newer Technologies

  • Michael S. Berlin
  • Kevin Taliaferro


The treatment of glaucoma with lasers has been one of the earliest applications of laser technology in medicine. Progress in laser technology has led to the development of several new glaucoma therapies. This chapter reviews basic laser light properties, current laser applications, and the latest developments in the use of lasers to treat glaucoma: Excimer Laser Trabeculostomy (ELT), an alternative to trabeculectomy; Titanium:Sapphire Laser Trabeculoplasty (TLT) and Micropulse Diode Laser Trabeculoplasty (MDLT), alternatives to Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT); Diode Laser Cyclophotocoagulation (DCPC) and Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation (ECP), alternatives to cyclocryotherapy.


Trabecular Meshwork Cystoid Macular Edema Glaucoma Medication Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty Deep Sclerectomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael S. Berlin
    • 1
  • Kevin Taliaferro
    • 1
  1. 1.Glaucoma Institute of Beverly HillsLos AngelesUSA

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