Submitted by Mary Kay Vogel on Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:49pm

Because of diminishing visual fields my ophthalmologist has suggested a laser procedure on my right eye. Two years ago my previous physician performed a selective laser trabeculoplasty on my left eye. The results lowered the IOP in the left eye from readings in the high teens to an average below 10 IOP g. My current physician has argon laser trabeculoplasty equipment and feels the ALT procedure as effective as SLT.

My current medications are:

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Submitted by belann on Sun, 09/13/2009 - 5:35pm

I have been reading the FitEyes posts for a long time now—hoping that I could get some ideas of how to preserve my vision in my only good eye.  Here is a little of my history.  I was diagnosed with glaucoma in 1989.  I can’t even remember what the pressures were at that time because I had no frame of reference.   All I know is that about four years later I had ALT laser to both eyes, and the doctor was gratified that he was able to get the pressure down to 18.  It didn’t last, but it was an initial victory.  Other than the short time after the laser, my pressures ran around 30 in both eyes.

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