Dr. Albert Edwards, MD

Dr. Albert Edwards, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
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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

1550 Oak St Ste 4

Eugene, OR 97401

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart
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Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
high
more than 83% of peers
Retina Diseases
high
more than 83% of peers
Macular Hole
high
more than 82% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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."

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Color Blindness
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Night Blindness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Iridotomy
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Oregon.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Houston / University Park
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Baylor University
    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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Edwards has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Edwards' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Edwards to family and friends
4.1
based on 13 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Edwards' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Eugene, OR |
Following a six month unsatisfactory expeience with another reginologist I was examined and accepted by Dr. Edwards for continuing care of my eyes which had wet macular in one and dry macular in the other. His approch was straight forward in reducing the wet macular condition with monthly injections, which were administered with minimal discomfort, combined with an ongoing monitoring of the dry macular eye to protect my functioning vision in a combined scientific and medical approach.
in Eugene, OR |
I have had 2 major procedures done by Dr. Edwards, both successful. I appreciate his professionalism and his patient respect. You can ask him any question even if it may sound funny and he will answer with the utmost respect. He is matter of fact and I like that. Please feel free to check him out and you will be very glad you did. Donna Elliott
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Dr. Edwards accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
    First Choice Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Health Net
    Health Net PPO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • LifeWise
  • Medicaid
  • Medico
  • ODS Health Plan
  • PacificSource
    Preferred PSN
  • Providence Health Plans
    Personal Option EPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Preferred Provider Network PPN
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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