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If  you have glaucoma the two affravations you put up with are putting drops in your eyes everyday and the high cost of these drops. If your glaucoma treatment is typical you pay about $150.00 per month for costly eye drops. The good news is that you may be able to replace the costly eye drops with a Medicare-covered procedure called Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty or SLT.  SLT has been clinically proven to treat glaucoma by safely and effectively reducing intraocular pressure in a brief office procedure. this procedure stimulates the body's natural mechanisms to enhance fluid outflow and thereby reduce intraocular pressure. SLT is safer than drops in the sense that if you do not put your drops in everyday there is a possibility that you could lose vision from glaucoma. SLT takes the need for daily drops out of your personal care routine. SLT is brief, painless, repeatable and covered by Medicare. With the passage of time, some glaucoma patients can experience and increase in the pressure inside their eyes. Fortunately, the brief and painless SLT procedure can be repeated which will bring the intraocular pressure back down and prevent vision loss.

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