Glaucoma Patients Have a New Lease on Life

August 2, 2011

8/2/2011 - Glaucoma Patients Have a New Lease on Life

Portland, Ore. – August 2, 2011 -- Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness. The good news is that glaucoma can now be effectively and safely treated through the advancement of a new procedure. Adventist Medical Center (AMC) is one of the few hospitals in Oregon equipped to offer Canaloplasty, an advanced treatment that has been proven effective and safe for glaucoma patients. The procedure helps reduce intraocular pressure and dependence on medications for patients suffering from glaucoma.

Canaloplasty uses breakthrough microcatheter-technology to enhance your eye’s natural drainage system. It is less invasive than most surgical treatments currently used to treat advanced glaucoma.

Dr. Michael Cornell, an ophthalmologist who admits and treats patients at AMC is one of only 6 surgeons trained to perform this highly skilled microsurgical procedure in Oregon. “Patients have found a new lease of life as a result of this effective treatment,” states Dr. Cornell. “The benefits of Canaloplasty include restorative treatment of the eye’s natural drainage system, sustained reduction of pressure in the eye, reduced dependence on expensive medications, less invasive for quicker recovery and less risk of complications when compared to traditional surgical alternatives.”

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About Adventist Medical Center (AMC)

Adventist Medical Center (AMC), located in southeast Portland, is a nonprofit, 302-bedacute care facility, offering a full range of inpatient, outpatient and emergency services throughout the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area. AMC is a member of Adventist Health, headquartered in Roseville, Calif. The organization represents regional delivery networks spanning California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington.

Adventist Medical Center is part of Adventist Health, a notforprofit, faithbased health care system operating in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Founded on the Seventh-day Adventist heritage of Christian health care, Adventist Health is comprised of 17 hospitals with more than 2,600 beds, approximately 18,600 employees, numerous clinics and outpatient facilities, the largest system of rural health clinics in California with additional sites in Oregon and Washington, 14 home care agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. For more information, visit or


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