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Albert O. Edwards, MD, PhD, specializes in diseases and surgery of the retina. His mission is to provide the highest quality care for you using up to date knowledge, treatments and techniques with compassion in caring for you. The quality of care provided by Dr. Edwards is recognized by other doctors. He is listed in Best Doctors in America, Who’s Who in America and Medicine and Healthcare, and the Guide to America’s Top Ophthalmologists. He is Board Certified in Ophthalmology. Dr. Edwards moved to Eugene in 2009 from Rochester, MN where he was on the faculty of the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Edwards focuses on medical treatment and surgery for diseases of the retina, vitreous, and uvea. These diseases include macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, retinal detachments and membranes, uveitis or inflammation of the eye, eye tumors, and many other conditions. Dr. Edwards can care for your eyes himself or provide you with a second opinion to give you confidence in your treatment plan with other doctors. Dr. Edwards grew up in Texas. He attended the University of Houston and graduated Summa Cum Laude with University Honors. He received his MD and PhD as a National Scientist Training Fellow from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Edwards completed five years of training in Ophthalmology at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland. He has fellowship training in medical retina, ophthalmic genetics, uveitis, and vitreoretinal surgery. He received a number of honors during his training including research and travel awards as well as the prestigious Heed Ophthalmic Fellowship. Dr. Edwards is an internationally respected physician and scientist who has made numerous scientific discoveries advancing the care of patients with eye disease. These discoveries include the identification of genes for macular degeneration and Fuchs corneal dystrophy. Dr. Edwards has published over 74 scientific papers, given over 200 lectures and presentations, and is a member of eye and scientific professional organizations. He has received a number of honors for this work including Career Development Awards, listing in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and the Annual Trustee Award of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Dr. Edwards enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter in Eugene. He enjoys a variety of outdoor activities including cycling and mountain biking. Dr. Edwards scientific and medical publications can be seen on PubMed by clicking this link: PubMed Publications and on Google Scholar by clicking this link: Google Scholar Publications
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This content was provided by Dr. Edwards "Albert Edwards, MD, PhD, and Allan Hunter, MD, provide premier retinal care for central Oregon for over 6 years. Oregon Retina, LLP has four offices to easily serve your needs.
As a group of highly specialized eye surgeons, we are devoted to providing the highest level of care for all types of vitreoretinal illnesses. Our retina doctors are board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and are fellowship-trained members of the American Society of Retina Specialists.
In addition to providing expert care for more common disorders such as retinal detachments, macula holes, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, we provide state-of-the-art diagnosis and therapy for many complex vitreoretinal disease including uveitis and masses or tumors of the eye. Our practice is enrolling patients in new studies that offer the latest advancements to our patients and Drs. Edwards and Hunter are continually incorporating the newest treatments available."
Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
Degenerative Disorders of Globe
Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
Hypotony of Eye
Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
Progressive High Myopia
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Cataract Removal Surgery
Contact Lens Exams
Contact Lens Fitting Services
Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
Soft Contact Lenses
Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
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University of Houston / University Park
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
Medical School | Graduated 1992
Baylor College Of Med
Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
University of Illinois
Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
Oregon Health And Science University
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997
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