Oregon Eye Physicians & Surgeons offers routine vision exams, diagnostic testing, treatment and surgery, and a full-service optical dispensary for glasses and contact lenses—everything you need for your eyes, in one convenient place. Our doctors also provide specialized care for a full range of eye diseases and conditions, including glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, eye infections and diabetic complications.
We perform all surgical procedures at Oregon Outpatient Surgical Center, located in Tigard. Our surgeons have chosen this state-of-the-art facility to ensure both your personal comfort and optimal results for your procedure.
An eye exam tests your vision and eye health. But did you know that regular eye exams are also important to maintaining your overall good health? A comprehensive eye exam can help detect diseases such as diabetes, stroke and high blood pressure. Because these conditions can lead to serious health problems—and often develop and progress without symptoms—early detection is very important.
At Oregon Eye Physicians & Surgeons, your comprehensive eye examination includes testing of visual acuity and refractive error, eye muscle balance and focusing, glaucoma testing, sensory and neurological evaluation, and dilated exam of the internal structure of the eyes.
Eye health care for diabetic patients is one of our specialties at Oregon Eye Physicians & Surgeons. Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, it’s important to get a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year, because your condition puts you at greater risk for developing cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness.
The National Eye Institute reports that 40 to 45 percent of Americans diagnosed with diabetes have some stage of diabetic retinopathy. Fortunately, with timely treatment and appropriate follow-up care, it is possible to reduce the risk of blindness by 95 percent. Our doctors will carefully track how diabetes is affecting your eyes, provide the necessary ongoing treatment, and will coordinate your care with your Primary Care Physician.
While the lens of a healthy eye is normally clear, a cataract causes a clouding effect somewhat like looking through a dirty window. Cataract surgery is a safe, effective way to improve your vision. Using modern microsurgical techniques, our doctors perform a brief, painless operation to remove your clouded lens and normally replaces it with an aspheric intra-ocular lens. This outpatient surgery has a short recovery period, with most patients immediately enjoying improved vision.
For patients who would like to reduce or eliminate their dependence on glasses for most activities—including reading, driving and working on the computer, there are alternatives. Our doctors will select an accommodating intra-ocular lens based upon your near and intermediate vision needs. Also, toric lenses may be an option for those patients with astigmatism. These intra-ocular lens implants correct for astigmatism as if you were wearing a toric contact lens. Implanting toric lenses is a safe, efficient and predictable method for managing corneal astigmatism in cataract patients.
If you’ve been diagnosed with glaucoma, Oregon Eye Physicians & Surgeons offers the complete care and treatment your condition requires. This very serious eye disease can damage the optic nerve and cause the loss of sight. Unfortunately, once you’ve lost part of your vision to glaucoma, you cannot get it back. The good news is that this disease usually develops slowly; and as experts in glaucoma care, we can prescribe the most effective medicine or surgery to manage the disease and control its damaging effects on your eyesight.
For most of our patients, glaucoma can be successfully controlled with eye drops. Should it become necessary, surgery involves either laser treatment (SLT Laser) or, very rarely, filtering microsurgery. The type of surgery we recommend will depend on the type and severity of your glaucoma and the general health of your eye. As always, our focus is on providing the best treatment for your individual vision needs.