Important Notice

For any urgent eye health issue please call our office at 503-371-4350. This line is monitored continuously and our on-call doctor will be contacted during non-clinic hours.

Coronavirus Advisory

Updated 3/19/20

A Message to our Patients:

Together we are facing uncertain and challenging times. We don’t know what the future holds, but in spite of the coronavirus pandemic, we believe that sight remains among our most valued faculties and should be an ongoing priority. We are making every effort to continue to provide the best eye care that we possibly can, and we are committed to ensuring the safety of you and our staff. We have implemented serious precautions to reduce the risk of respiratory disease exposure, and in the following post we will outline information regarding new policies, procedures, and appointment rescheduling. Please stay healthy and safe and let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

Sincerely,

Andrew Westfall, MD
Justin Baynham, MD
Monica Michelotti, MD
Scott McClintic, MD

Appointments

Many of our scheduled appointments are important to the preservation of vision. Our office remains open; however, we have orders from the Governor’s office to postpone all non-emergency office visits and surgeries in order to preserve our state’s supply of personal protective equipment. If your condition is unlikely to cause vision loss in the near future, you will likely receive a call from our office to discuss appointment rescheduling. Also, family members with any signs of respiratory illness should avoid entering our building. If one or more of the following applies to you, please call our office to discuss your options:

  • You have had a cough, fever, or shortness of breath within the last 14 days.
  • You have been directly exposed to someone with known or suspected COVID-19.
  • Your appointment is for a routine examination and you are not having any new symptoms or changes in vision.
  • You are at high risk for complications relating to the possible development of COVID-19 (e.g., patients of advanced age or those with underlying medical conditions).

With regard to eye injection appointments, please read this statement from our providers:

“Eye injections are intended to reduce the risk of vision loss by temporarily suppressing disease activity. Delays in treatment beyond what has been recommended by your physician could potentially lead to permanent loss of vision.  If a delay does occur, treatment can often be restarted and in some cases the vision may be at least partially restored; however, the exact degree of risk for each treatment delay is impossible to know up front.  Each patient must make a personal decision regarding their risk of potential harm from infection exposure versus their risk of losing vision.  If you do choose to keep your appointment, we will take all reasonable and known precautions to keep you safe during your visit.”

Precautions

The following protocols have been put in place to protect both patients and our staff:

  • When possible, please call to check in from your car and wait there until you are called inside for your appointment. This will minimize the number of patients at our front desk and in our waiting rooms.
  • Patients are encouraged to maintain at least 6 feet of distancing unless they are involved in a necessary interaction with staff or providers. Please apply this to your choice of seating in our waiting rooms.
  • There will be no hand shaking between patients, staff, and providers.
  • Diagnostic testing will be minimized when safe to do so.
  • Exam rooms and instruments will be disinfected after each patient encounter.
  • Talking will be minimized during examinations and procedures due to the close proximity of providers and patients.
  • Waiting rooms will be disinfected at lunch and at the end of the day.

Our Team

Disorders We Treat

  • Central Serous Retinopathy
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Tear
  • Cystoid Macular Edema
  • Endophthalmitis or Intraocular Infection (Infection Inside Eye)
  • Flashes and Floaters
  • Macular Pucker (Epiretinal Membrane)
  • Macular Hole
  • Neovascular Glaucoma
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pattern Dystrophy
  • PVR (Proliferative Vitreo-retinopathy)
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Removal of Cataract Fragments or Dislocated Lens Implants
  • Uveitis
  • Vitreous Detachment
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

Testing and Treatment

We Provide Diagnostic Testing

  • Fluorescein Angiography (FA)
  • Fundus Autofluorescence (FAF)
  • Indocyanine Green Angiography (ICGA)
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
  • Ultrasonography (B-scan)

We Offer Comprehensive Treatment

  • Injection of Intravitreal Drugs
  • Insertion of Intravitreal Implants
  • Retinal Laser Treatments (Photocoagulation)
  • Removal of Intraocular Fluid for Culture or Biopsy
  • Pneumatic Retinopexy
  • Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures (including Vitrectomy and Scleral Buckling)
  • Vitamins and Nutrition Education

If you have questions or concerns