Dr. Balamurali Ambati, MD

Dr. Balamurali Ambati, MD

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40 y/o
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Dr. Bala Ambati has the distinction of being the world's youngest person to graduate from medical school at age 17. He is experienced in cornea transplants, cataract extraction, keratoprosthesis (artificial cornea), LASIK, and other complex procedures of the cornea and anterior segment of the eye. He also practices general Ophthalmology. He has been an invited speaker at the World Ophthalmology Congress, American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, International Congress of Eye Research, and other national and international conferences. He regularly donates his time overseas on missions with ORBIS, a nonprofit organization with a Flying Eye Hospital. Dr. Bala Ambati is a cataract, laser eye surgery, and cornea specialist with 15 years of experience in clinical practice. After completing ophthalmology residency at Harvard and a cornea & refractive surgery fellowship at Duke, he was Director of Cornea at Medical College of Georgia for 5 years, and most recently was Professor and Director of Cornea Research at University of Utah for the last 9 years. He has performed thousands of cataract surgeries, LASIK, and other vision correction procedures, and his expertise includes cataract surgery, lifestyle & multifocal lens implants, laser cataract surgery, all-laser LASIK, cornea transplants, Intacs, ICLs, iris repair, and other cornea procedures. Having graduated at age 17 from Mount Sinai School of Medicine as the world’s youngest doctor, he was cited in 2015 at the #1 eye surgeon in the Top 40 under 40 global competition and made the Top 100 Power List of Ophthalmology by The Ophthalmologist magazine. Dr. Ambati has been recognized for his teaching excellence by a University of Utah Resident Research Mentor Award, the Gold Humanism Award, and by serving as an Instructor at the Harvard Cataract Course. His community and overseas service is consistent and giving: he has conducted free eye screenings in New York, Georgia, and Utah, and served as a volunteer eye surgeon with ORBIS, SightLife, Sight for the Sightless, and Help Mercy International in Ghana, Zambia, India, Panama, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia.

Pacific Clear Vision Institute

1125 Darlene Ln

Eugene, OR 97401
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Care Philosophy

Choose Dr. Ambati for the highest quality of eye care in the treatment of cataracts and laser vision correction. Dr. Ambati spends time with each patient and their family explaining the condition, options, and outcomes. Dr. Ambati sees all of his patients before surgery and performs all of his patients postoperative exams, ensuring a sound continuity of care with careful screening and follow-up. Dr. Ambati goes above and beyond to ensure you receive the attention you deserve and the best visual results. If you are seeking LASIK surgery, cataract surgery or eye care in the Eugene area, contact Dr. Ambati today.
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Dr. Ambati's Experience

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Dr. Ambati's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Canthotomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Extracapsular Cataract Extraction
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Intracorneal Ring (ICR)
  • Keratoprosthesis (KPro)
  • LASIK
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)

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

  • MT SINAI SCH OF MED OF NY UNIV
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • North Shore University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Beth Israel Medical Center - Petrie Campus
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Duke U
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ambati has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tamil

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Dr. Ambati's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ambati to family and friends
4.5
based on 8 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Ambati's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Eugene, OR |
I had a great experience getting LASIK done from Dr. Ambati. He was able to quickly figure out an issue that I was having with my eyes that 2 previous providers had mis-diagnosed. I was able to schedule an evaluation appointment quickly and my surgery was scheduled for within a couple of weeks. Dr. Ambati was calm, comforting, and patient throughout the entire process. He always explained what he was doing and why and checked in frequently to see how I was doing and if I had any questions.
in Lebanon, OR |
Dr. Ambati is great! We are lucky to have him in our area. I highly recommend him
in Florence, OR |
I am so very happy to have found Dr. Ambati at Pacific Clear Vision Institute! The testing equipment at PCVI and Dr. Ambati's careful exam correctly diagnosed eye conditions that left ignored (by my previous doctor) could have cost me my vision. Dr. Ambati listened carefully to me and set out a plan to give me the best solution for my vision problems with my desired results in mind. I am now 1-month post surgery and am very happy with the results!!
in Roseburg, OR |
I was fortunate enough to get to know Dr. Ambati as both my ophthalmologist performing my Lasik surgery and as a mentor while I was shadowing him at the Pacific ClearVision Institute. He is a great teacher and an incredibly kind physician. He listens patiently to each complaint and treats each patient as a friend who has come seeking his help. As a patient, I felt very well cared for. As a student, I feel even more inspired to complete my goals of becoming a physician.
in Salt Lake City, UT |
I met Dr. Ambati 8 years ago and immediately switched to his care. At that time he was at the University of Utah. Dr. Ambati was so kind to take the time to explain what was happening to my eye and how he would treat it. My case was rare because of my rare vasculitus disease . He worked closely with me until it finally was put in remission. To explain how much I trust him - if I ever have to have eye surgery - I will come to Eugene to have him do it! Is by far the best doctor I have ever had.
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  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
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    Cigna PPO
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  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Hospitals where Dr. Ambati has admitting privileges

University of Utah Health Care
50 N. Medical Drive SLC
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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