This laser is used for patients who are at risk for acute angle closure glaucoma. The treatment does not lower eye pressure, but is a precautionary procedure to prevent an acute attack of glaucoma. A small opening in the iris (the colored part of your eye) is created to allow for drainage of pressure.
This laser uses either an Argon or Nd:Yag laser to treat the trabecular meshwork (drainage system of the eye). The procedure is simply done in the clinic laser room. The procedure increases the drainage of eye pressure.
Transscleral Laser Cyclophotocoagulation:
This laser treats the ciliary body of the eye, the location where the pressure of the eye is formed to lower eye pressure. This laser is typically performed as an outpatient procedure.