Meet Dr. Katie Goldhair at ICON Eyecare
Meet Dr. Katie Goldhair, who specializes in cataract surgery and all forms of glaucoma treatment at ICON Eyecare in Denver. In the following Q&A, learn more about Dr. Goldhair, her background and areas of specialty and what inspires her.
1. What is your specialty?
All forms of glaucoma treatment.
2. How long have you been with ICON?
I’ve been with ICON Eyecare for 5-1/2 years.
3. Where did you go to school and complete your training?
UT Medical school, University of Mississippi Medical Center for my residency, and LSU/Oschner in New Orleans for my glaucoma fellowship.
4. What inspired you to become a surgeon/doctor?
I worked for an ophthalmologist before medical school and just really enjoyed it!
5. What is a top question you get from patients?
Where did my last name originate from?
6. What is one of your favorite procedures to perform?
I really enjoy being able to restore vision with cataract surgery. Such a quick surgery to have for such a huge lifelong benefit!
7. Can you tell us about a memorable patient experience that you had?
The eyes can tell you a lot about what’s going on in someone’s body. I have diagnosed a few brain tumors that have saved some lives. Ophthalmologists aren’t usually involved in life-or- death scenarios. However, some of these patients present to you first with vision issues. It is quite an emotional experience to have the ability to help.
8. What is your favorite part about working for ICON?
ICON has become my work family. We have a wonderful team and connection. I find that when you are happy where you work it definitely shows in your performance and interactions among your peers and patients. I can’t tell you the number of compliments we receive on a daily basis about our staff.
9. What do you like to do on the weekends when you’re not working?
I enjoy hanging out with my family. I have two children, wonderful husband and a dog. Of course, outdoor activities have definitely declined since the pandemic, but we frequently take walks to the park and try and enjoy the outdoors as much as possible.
10. What is something you think everyone should know about eye health?
When I evaluate patients for cataract surgery, the most frequent thing I hear is that their eyes are very important to them. Of course, they are! The best thing you can do for yourself is live a healthy lifestyle and get annual eye exams.