Adventist Medical Center is proud to offer a new option for people suffering from vision loss due to glaucoma. Canaloplasty is an advanced treatment for your glaucoma. It uses a breakthrough technology that helps restore aqueous fluid flow that has been disrupted due to glaucoma. This procedure can help reverse the effects of glaucoma and restore your vision.
A Canaloplasty is performed by making a small incision in the eye. Then a microcatheter is inserted into the eye's drainage system canal. This microcatheter will then help to enlarge the canal so that aqueous fluid can drain properly. Once the microcatheter is removed a suture is placed inside the canal to keep it open. This process usually lowers the pressure in your eye and helps restore vision.
Canaloplasty can be a great option because it is a safer, minimally-invasive surgery option. This surgery helps the eye function the way it is intended for the group of people that are eligible for this procedure.
Dr. F. Michael Cornell is one of only six doctors in Oregon that is performing this procedure. To find out if Canaloplasty is right for you please call 503-652-0600.
Dr. Cornell is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAP). He most recently served on the AAO's Committee for Allied Health Education. He has received recognition and awards from the AAO, Eye Bank Association of America and the Joint Commission for Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology for his contributions to the field of ophthalmology. Visit his website to learn more.