Dr. Balamurali Ambati, MD

Dr. Balamurali Ambati, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 40
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Dr. Balamurali Ambati, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Eugene, OR. He is 40 years old.Read his story

1125 Darlene Ln

Eugene, OR 97401

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Insurance Accepted

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

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Iridocyclitis
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more than 84% of peers
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
high
more than 82% of peers
Eye Infections
high
more than 80% of peers

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Dr. Ambati's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ambati "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. "

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This content was provided by Dr. Ambati "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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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
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • 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 Cancer
  • 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
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • 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 of Chalazion
  • 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)
  • 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.

1 Board Action
  • Other (1/8/2018)
    Action Taken: Education
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Idaho

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

Dr. Ambati has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Ambati has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tamil

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ambati's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ambati to family and friends
4.7
based on 12 total reviews (9 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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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
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

Eugene |
Dr. Ambati did cataract surgery for my mom on both eyes, he was a pleasure to work with and really listened to her and did what she wanted to make her experience/vision the best it can be. She no longer needs glasses and she couldn't be happier!
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in Eugene |
I had an excellent experience from the first step to the last step of all my appointments and my lasik surgery! Everyone there was very nice and friendly and very professional! I would recommend them to anyone and everyone. Thank you all so very much!!
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in Bluffdale, UT |
In my opinion, Dr. Ambati is one of the best eye doctors in the country. His resume speaks for itself. Having first seen him in 2011, and recently in December 2017 for SMILE corrective surgery (that went flawlessly), there is no one else I’d rather have as my eye doctor/surgeon than him. Having...more
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in Eugene |
Dr. Ambati is a wonderful surgeon and a very humble, compassionate man too..I had surgery on both of my eyes this week to remove cateracts and to put in two new lenses. My second surgery was just yesterday and I already have 20/25 vision in both eyes. My pre-surgery results (with glasses) was only...more
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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....more
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Dr. Ambati accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
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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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