Priming the Corneal Surface for Cataract Surgery
COPE #85686-PO
Event #126504


This course will cover surgical and non-surgical options to help prepare the corneal surface for cataract surgery. We will provide case examples of before and after of patient’s cornea and biometry measurements and discuss the impact in outcomes with cataract surgery. 


• To obtain a better understanding of corneal conditions that can affect the outcome of cataract surgery with a heavy emphasis on dry eye syndrome, pterygium, Salzmann’s nodules, and epithelial basement membrane dystrophy (EBMD).

• To help understand why corneal conditions can affect biometry pre-operatively which in turn will affect the outcomes and patient satisfaction post-operatively with cataract surgery.

• To review the surgical and medical treatment options for corneal conditions prior to cataract surgery including pre-op examination, counseling for patient expectations, and post op management.

• To review pre- and post-op cases with enhanced cataract extraction outcomes due to improving the corneal surface beforehand.


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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.