Melanin targeting lasers are already in use for
other procedures. In fact, a laser
I use frequently, the Lumenis Selecta II laser, is used to reduce intraocular pressure in patients with glaucoma. The procedure is called SLT or Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty. It uses a special wavelengh of 532 of nanometers, to selectively be absorbed by melanin containing cells in the trabecular meshwork of the eye, the outflow channels that control the eye's pressure.