Mechanism of selective laser trabeculoplasty: a systemic review
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Wen Zeng. Department of Ophthalmology, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan 430071, Hubei Province, China.


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    Although selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) is a recognized method for the treatment of glaucoma, the exact changes in the target tissue and mechanism for its intraocular pressure lowing effect are still unclear. The purpose of this review is to summarize the potential mechanisms of SLT on trabecular meshwork both in vivo and in vitro, so as to reveal the potential mechanism of SLT. SLT may induce immune or inflammatory response in trabecular meshwork (TM) induced by possible oxidative damage etc, and remodel extracellular matrix. It may also induce monocytes to aggregate in TM tissue, increase Schlemm’s canal (SC) cell conductivity, disintegrate cell junction and promote permeability through autocrine and paracrine forms. This provides a theoretical basis for SLT treatment in glaucoma.

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Yu-Feng Chen, Wen Zeng. Mechanism of selective laser trabeculoplasty: a systemic review. Int J Ophthalmol, 2024,17(5):963-968

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  • Received:May 06,2023
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