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The Art of the IV Start - December 2014 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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9 6 O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 4 T he surgical treatment of glaucoma has traditionally resort- ed to trabeculectomy and tube shunts: effective, if inva- sive, approaches. But the development of micro-invasive laser therapies and surgical implants can help to alleviate the condition while also reducing the risk of complica- tions and shortening recovery times. Plus, they can be done and reim- bursed in the ambulatory setting. Does your facility have an eye on these procedures? Selective solution Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) employs an Nd:YAG laser to make tiny burns in the trabecular meshwork at the base of the iris. The laser energy stimulates the meshwork to drain more effectively, thus increasing the fluid outflow and reducing the intraocular pres- sure (IOP). O P H T H A L M O L O G Y New Angles in Glaucoma Treatment Minimally invasive approaches can have a major impact. David Bernard | Senior Associate Editor TO THE POINT An endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation (ECP) probe can treat intraocular pressure through a cataract surgery incision. Newsom Eye & Laser Center

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