If pressure is 23 in.one eye and 26 in the other is it necessary to have laser treatment in both eyes?

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Normal is below 20. 23-26 isn't very high.
The laser treatment will be a good option, as long as you have primary or secondary open-angle glaucoma.

Although the laser is commonly used when eye drop medications are not lowering the eye pressure enough or are causing significant side effects, it can also be used as initial treatment in glaucoma.
I think you should listen to your doctor.
The proper desicion should be made by the eye doctor  depending on your symptom and complication.
If the intraocular pressure is higher than normal, you should first find the cause. Most of the high-pressure related diseases can be treated with drugs for the cause. Surgical treatment is recommended if the drug treatment is ineffective.
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