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Dr. Albert O Edwards has the following 1 specialty
An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.
Dr. Albert O Edwards has the following 14 expertise
- Retina Surgery
- Macular Degeneration
- Eye Exam
- Eye Pain
- Vision Issues
- Inherited Retinal Degeneration
- Lasik Surgery
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Hereditary Eye Diseases
Dr. Albert O Edwards is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Dr. Edwards did a wonderful job with my surgery. My vision was becoming very cloudy as a result of the vitreous fluid losing it's jello like quality. Driving and reading were becoming very difficult. After the surgery, my vision in that eye is now crystal clear and has returned to 20/20. The follow up care and the office staff have been wonderful. I think Dr. Edwards is the consummate professional and I highly recommend him and his entire staff.
The terrifying experience of bizarre "floaters" appearing & chunks of sight disappearing, followed by emergency surgery, is NOT a fun journey. BUT as I type this, I can SEE. How amazing. I'm grateful for a doctors brain thirsty for knowledge, discovery, inventiveness, & who has the skilled hands to put that knowledge to correction & restoration. In my semi-awake state, I remember the quiet, careful order, the calm precision pervading the atmosphere of Dr. Edward's OR. Post followup has been excellent. In the beginning, the whispering speech, the diagnoses followed by immediate options - 1, 2, & 3, DID leave me bewildered. Dr. Edwards was explaining option 3 while I was still absorbing the news that I needed immediate surgery. We played "catch-up" for the next 10 minutes. Everyone needs time to process information. Even doctors. If I was a doctor giving the sad new to Dr. Edwards, that his right arm would have to immediately be amputated, even he would need a moment to adjust his mental status to make a practical & useful decision moving forward. Once I moved past my bewilderment, I found a great doctor. I asked a ton of questions. He answered them all. I had many concerns. He addressed them all. He helped me profoundly. I'm proud to have him as my retina doc.
I spent 3 hrs being evaluated by Dr Edward's staff. They were all friendly, caring, and professional with the notable exception of the Dr. himself. " Be prepared, Dr Edwards does not shake hands" was the initial warning by staff that his bedside manner might be a little different. After a quick examination of my eye and an offhand remark of " Oh Interesting!", I was sent off for an exhaustive but very thorough battery of tests over the next 2.5 hrs. I then met back with him for the diagnosis of an eye tumor. After quickly reviewing the features of the tumor that made it suspicious for melanoma he said we would look at it again in three months. Then came the sucker punch, " If it is melanoma it has already metasticized through your whole body so there is no point in looking at anything sooner". With that the visit was over and off he went, leaving me speechless. I have no doubt he is very thorough and knowledgable in his field, and his follow-up advise was reasonable. I just wish he would have asked for my husband who was out in the lobby to come in before giving such news and that he had made me a partner in my care decisions rather than dictating the only possible plan to me. I then chose to transfer care and the same message was delivered in a caring, compassionate, inclusive manner that presented me with explanations, and options for ME to choose from with my familiy's support. Such a difference. I will not go back to Dr Edwards despite his expertise. I want the whole package.
Dr Edwards was both expert and kind in attending to me. He was asked to drive back to Eugene from Florence just to perform an emergency retinal lazer surgery on me, agreed to and arrived speedily. On top of all that, he was very kind in his charges, noting that I was travelling.
On-Time Doctor Award (2015, 2016, 2018)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2018)
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Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors
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Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)
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26 Years Experience
Baylor College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1992
Dr. Albert O Edwards accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Health Net OR PPO
- Moda Health Connexus
- Moda Health Synergy Network
- PacificSource PSN
- PacificSource SmartChoice
- PacificSource SmartHealth Oregon Members
- Premera LifeWise Connect
Providence Health System
- Providence PPO
Regence Health Plans
- Regence OR Preferred Provider Network
- UHC West SignatureValue HMO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsOregon Retina Llc, 1550 Oak St Ste 4, Eugene, OR
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