IOP-lowering effect of excimer laser trabeculostomy stable over long term

SAN FRANCISCO — Excimer laser trabeculostomy is an effective IOP-lowering procedure, shown to consistently lower IOP over 5 years, according to a poster presented at the American Glaucoma Society annual meeting."ELT is a MIGS procedure requiring no foreign body implantation," poster coauthor Michael S. Berlin, MD, told Ocular Surgery News. The study findings are significant, he said, because the results are achieved with excimer laser trabeculostomy (ELT) alone, not combined with cataract surgery.

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