Argon laser trabeculoplasty
Also known as:
Glaucoma laser surgery, laser surgery for glaucoma
Laser surgery uses a very focused beam of light to cut, break down, or destroy tissue. Doctors use laser surgery when medications fail to control vision loss caused by glaucoma. Laser surgery is done more often than conventional surgery for glaucoma. However, repeated laser procedures can lead to scarring. The major advantages of laser surgery over conventional surgery for glaucoma include: Less bleeding. Less injury to tissues. The ability to do most laser procedures without the person having to be admitted to the hospital.