Cataract Surgery with Co-Existing Retinal Conditions: When to Pause and When to Proceed
COPE #85685-TD
Event #126503


This lecture will go through some of the more commonly identified retinal conditions and pearls on how to manage these patients in the peri-operative period. 


• The audience will have a broader understanding of which retinal conditions could be exacerbated by cataract surgery and which are safe to proceed.

• The audience will get an overview of retinal conditions including prevalence, characteristic, clinical findings retinal photos and macular OCTs.

• For conditions that would be exacerbated by cataract surgery, we will cover the best course of action in preparation to ensure optimal visual outcomes following surgery.

• The optometrist will be able to set better expectations for their patients who have co-existing cataracts and retinal pathology.


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Dr. Ami Halvorson

Ami Halvorson is a graduate of Pacific University College of Optometry. She then went onto complete a residency at the Portland VA medical center. Upon completion, she entered academia and was assistant professor of optometry and a clinic director for Pacific University for five years and concurrently earned her fellow within the American Academy of Optometry. Currently, Ami works for Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute or PCLI—a co-management surgical center. In addition to her clinical role, she also serves as editor of OD News, a quarterly newsletter that is sent to PCLI’s referral network. She has lectured many hours on various topics throughout the Pacific NW.  Additionally, she serves on the Oregon Board of Optometry and is an active member of Oregon Optometric Physician’s association. In her spare time, you can find Ami climbing mountains of the PNW. She enjoys spending time with her husband Kirk and two children, Henry and Hilde.