Providence Eye Services

Providence Health & Services is the largest provider of surgical eye care in Oregon, offering both routine and complex eye care to patients in the communities we serve. Patients undergoing surgery at Providence can rest assured their care is being performed in a setting well-known for providing compassionate, high-quality care.

Providence partners with many ophthalmologists throughout Oregon to offer comprehensive surgical treatment for a broad range of conditions affecting the eye in children as well as adults. Ophthalmologists are highly trained in the anatomy, physiology and diseases affecting the eye. Common surgeries performed by ophthalmologists include:

  • Cataract removal
  • Retina reattachments
  • Corneal transplants
  • Vitrectomy
  • Surgery on muscles of the eye to fix strabismus, a condition where the eyes are not properly aligned

Some ophthalmologists complete additional training to sub-specialize in specific diseases or areas of the eye such as:

  • Vitreoretinal diseases (medical and surgical treatment of the retina and vitreous humor, the clear gel that fills the eye)
  • Glaucoma
  • The cornea
  • Oculoplastics (plastic surgery), which deals with the eye socket, eyelids and tear ducts

Some ophthalmologists complete additional training to sub-specialize in specific diseases or areas of the eye such as:

  • Vitreoretinal diseases (medical and surgical treatment of the retina and vitreous humor, the clear gel that fills the eye)
  • Glaucoma
  • The cornea
  • Oculoplastics (plastic surgery), which deals with the eye socket, eyelids and tear ducts

Simple eye surgeries such as surgeries for cataract, eyelids and glaucoma are available at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, Providence Milwaukie Hospital, Providence Newberg Medical Center, Providence Portland Medical Center, Providence Seaside Hospital, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center and Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center. More advanced eye procedures such as retinal surgery, corneal transplants and orbital plastic surgery are only available at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. 

These are just a few of the conditions and diseases treated at Providence by ophthalmologists.