With 13 years of experience, board-certified retina specialist Lori E. Coors, MD, has been a part of Texas Retina Associates since 2005 and sees patients in our Dallas North, Plano and Sherman offices.
Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Dr. Coors specializes in vitreoretinal surgery and medical retina care. She completed her training and vitreoretinal fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, at the renowned Emory Eye Center after completing her ophthalmology residency at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
Why did you choose to become a retina specialist? What inspired you?
My sister, who had a traumatic eye injury when she was two, underwent cataract surgery while I was in medical school. I observed her surgery and was amazed at the delicacy of the procedure and stunned by her near immediate improvement in vision. From that point, I knew I wanted to become an ophthalmologist. Retinal diseases are especially complex, and I love helping my patients improve their vision and quality of life.
What do you enjoy most about your work caring for patients?
I believe in bringing the latest sight-saving technology to my patients. I am involved in many clinical trials that can provide cutting-edge therapies to patients and am passionate about giving my patients access to these opportunities.
What do you think is most important in caring for a patient?
I believe that communication is the most critical part of the doctor-patient relationship, and I strive to listen to my patients and address all of their concerns. I am honest about expectations for both medical and surgical treatment and have great concern for my patients’ well-being. I genuinely love what I do.
What do you enjoy most outside of work?
When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, two girls and two Golden Retrievers. I also love playing golf and participating in volunteer events with Community Partners of Dallas.
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