Anyone had MLT micropulse laser for lowering IOP?

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Have been on drops; know doc is considering a trab for me; have advanced open angle glaucoma, thin corneas, had corrective lasik done in '97; pressures run from 9-14 (use Richert 7CR tono meter)  heard about MLT - Micropulse Laser Therapy (by Iridex).   Has anyone had good success with lowering their pressures with this technique?

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    If your IOP is running 9 to 14 you are doing good with drops. No need to delve into the unknown.
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      Unfortunately I have advanced glaucoma with optic nerve damage even with these levels, so I need to look for something else.  MLT is done with a Micropulse Laser made by Iridex and through my research in a great online community called FitEyes (U.S.), some folks have had success instead of the more invasive Trab.    
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    My doctor wanted me to have it. He said it's something newish. I said I'd wait until it had been around for a while to see how it worked. Previous laser lasted only for about 6 months. Would be nice to know if anyone else has had it. 

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      Check out the online community FitEyes.   I have found folks who have done the MLT - it is less invasive to the eye than SLT.   I am from the U.S.....the Micropulse Laser by Iridex has been FDA approved for 2 years.  
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    Hi Silverberg how did you go with your procedure? have they managed to stabalise your glaucoma?
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