ARSENAL OF LASERS


used for both the initial and follow-up treatment of open angle glaucoma. Introduced in 2005, the SLT Laser has replaced the Argon Laser as the laser of choice for chronic open angle glaucoma (see article on SLT laser).

The ENDOSCOPIC CYCLO PHOTOCOAGULATION (ECP) LASER is used for the treatment of chronic glaucoma for patients undergoing or having already undergone Cataract Surgery. ECP is utilized during cataract surgery to achieve better pressure control in glaucoma patients already on eye drops. It was introduced at Eye Health in 2003.

The YAG LASER is used for the treatment of capsular scar tissue, which often causes blurred vision following cataract removal. It was introduced at Eye Health Vision Center in 1985. This is the most common laser treatment performed at Eye Health.

The ARGON LASER is used for the treatment of Open and Narrow Angle Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, other retinal conditions and select forms of Macular Degeneration. This was Eye Health's very first type of laser and was introduced to the practice in 1980. It remains the primary laser used in treating Diabetic Retinopathy and retinal tears, but has recently been replaced by the SLT laser as Eye Health's choice for the treatment of chronic open angle glaucoma in most cases.