Hi l am 46 years old have Glaucoma and have been taking eyedrops for 12 years since diagnosed. My eye doctor said theres been some nerve damage but l havent noticed any vision loss and l still have very good vision 20/20 vision l dont need to wear glasses or contacts. l recently visited my eye doctor becasue the drops were causing some dry eye but nothing serious just a bit annoying. He said l should consider Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) He said it should lower my eye pressure more then eye drops which will help save my vision better long term and l may not have to take drops any more and worry about dry eyes. He said its totally safe and any permanent side effect or harm to the eyes are almost unheard of. l think l read the laser Strength in SLT is not powerful enough to harm the eye so theres no risk, is that correct?
l have excellent vision now what l am worried about is if l have the SLT done and it somehow harms my vision and its not as good afterwards for the rest of my life , am l just being over fearful or parnanoid . My question is should l listen to my eye specialist and go ahead with the SLT or should l look at alternative eye drops instead