Dr. Balamurali Ambati, MD

Dr. Balamurali Ambati, MD

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Dr. Balamurali Ambati, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Eugene, OR. He graduated from MT SINAI SCH OF MED OF NY UNIV and specializes in ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and more.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)
  • Health Net
  • Healthcare Management Administrators, Inc. (HMA)
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Top Care Areas

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Iridocyclitis
high
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."

3  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

92  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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21  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

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tamil

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Dr. Ambati's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ambati to family and friends
20 total reviews (17 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

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  • 4
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  • 3
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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 (17)

I am one extremely satisfied and amazed patient of Dr. Ambati's. I had cataracts removed and multifocal lenses inserted in both eyes in two weeks time with no complications. His professional, caring way was like none I have ever experienced before and the results are simply breath-taking. The...more
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Dr Ambati did my cataract surgeries. He is an excellent caring physician who takes the time needed with each patient. I would highly recommend him!
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Oh my, I can't say enough good things about my treatment and care by Dr.Ambati and his staff. He did eye surgery for me on both eyes and what a blessing. Things were getting so bad with my vision due to my cataracts and astigmatism in both eyes. The surgery was fast and painless. I was totally...more
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Dr Ambati is exceptional! He is an excellent, thorough and precise. He takes time to answer questions and does not rush you through an appointment. I have worn glasses since I was sixteen and now after intacs and cataract surgery, I have excellent vision and no longer have to wear...more
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Dr Ambati is a wonderful caring doctor. And after having cataracts removed and multifocal lenses put in, by god I can see distance and read with no more glasses . Also Shannon, the medical assistant who helped with my return visit was a blessing. I felt very comfortable and in good hands with the...more
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