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 1/24/21

A Message to our Patients:

As we enter a new year, we are hopeful that the pace of vaccinations will increase and the ongoing pandemic will soon begin to calm. In the meantime, we continue to believe that vision is among our most valued faculties and should remain a priority. Our office is open, and we are continuing to make every effort to provide sight-saving eye care while ensuring the safety of you and our staff. Our policies adhere to official guidelines and are designed to reduce the risk of disease transmission and exposure.

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

The majority of our appointments are important to the preservation of vision, and we are encouraging our patients to keep their scheduled appointments. If you previously cancelled an appointment due to the COVID threat, please contact our office to discuss a plan for rescheduling.

Also, if one or more of the following applies to you, please call our office prior to your appointment:

  • You have tested positive for COVID or have had a fever, sore throat, cough, loss of smell or taste, or other respiratory symptoms within the last 14 days.
  • You have been directly exposed to someone with known or suspected COVID-19.
  • 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.
  • Anyone with signs of fever or respiratory illness should avoid entering our building.
  • Temperature screening will be conducted upon check-in.
  • Friends and family members are encouraged to wait in their cars unless their presence is necessary for providing assistance.
  • 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.
  • Physicians and staff members will be wearing masks.
  • Mask-wearing by patients and visitors is required unless they have a doctor’s note indicating a medical exemption.
  • Mask tops will be taped in order to prevent fogging of our diagnostic lenses and to reduce the risk of eye infection associated with our procedures.
  • All Retina Consultants physicians, as well as many staff members, have now been vaccinated for COVID-19.

New Patient Forms

If you are a new patient, you can save time in our office by completing your registration forms at home. Please print and complete all forms and bring them with you to your appointment.

Medical Records Release

If you would like us to release your medical records to yourself or another entity, please fill out the following form and return it to our office.

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