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Daniel J. Karr M.D.

  • (503) 494-7830
    • Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine
    • Elks of Oregon Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology

Dr. Karr is chief of the Department of Ophthalmology pediatrics service, the Elks Children's Eye Clinic, and director of the pediatric ophthalmology fellowship program. He received his M.D. from the University of Miami School of Medicine. Dr. Karr completed residencies in pediatrics and ophthalmology at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, and at Children's Hospital and Medical Center in Seattle. He was a pediatric fellow in ophthalmology at the University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa. Dr. Karr has been on the faculties of West Virginia University School of Medicine and the University of Washington. He was ophthalmologist-in-chief at Children's Hospital and Medical Center in Seattle and has been in private practice in Fairbanks, Alaska, and Great Falls, Montana. His clinical and research interests include amblyopia, strabismus, pediatric cataract, and international children's eye care.


  • M.D., University of Miami School of Medicine 1978
  • Residency:

    • Pediatrics and ophthalmology, University of Washington, Seattle
  • Fellowship:

    • Pediatric ophthalmology, University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Ophthalmology


  • "Longitudinal ophthalmic findings in a child with Helsmoortel-Van der Aa Syndrome." American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports  In: , Vol. 10, 01.06.2018, p. 244-248.
  • "Visual acuity recovery following traumatic hyphema in a pediatric population." Journal of AAPOS In: , 01.01.2018.
  • "Oregon Elks Children's Eye Clinic vision screening results for astigmatism." Journal of AAPOS  In: , 01.01.2018.
  • "Pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus fellowship Match outcomes, 2000-2015." Journal of AAPOS In: , Vol. 21, No. 3, 01.06.2017, p. 181.e1-181.e8.
  • "Phakomatoses-neurocutaneous syndromes."  The Eye in Pediatric Systemic Disease. Springer International Publishing, 2017. p. 517-567.
  • "Spectrum of ocular manifestations in cobalamin C and cobalamin A types of methylmalonic acidemia." Ophthalmic Genetics In: , 16.03.2016, p. 1-11.
  • "Evaluation of the intermittent exotropia questionnaire using rasch analysis." JAMA Ophthalmology  In: , Vol. 133, No. 4, 01.04.2015, p. 461-465.
  • "Retinal morphology of patients with achromatopsia during early childhood : Implications for gene therapy." JAMA Ophthalmology In: , Vol. 132, No. 7, 2014, p. 823-831.
  • "Practice management issues." Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus In: , Vol. 51, No. 3, 2014, p. 134-136.
  • "Evaluation of electronic health record implementation in ophthalmology at an academic medical center (An American Ophthalmological Society Thesis)." Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society In: , Vol. 111, 2013, p. 70-92.
  • "Instrument-based pediatric vision screening policy statement." Pediatrics In: , Vol. 130, No. 5, 11.2012, p. 983-986.
  • "Joint technical report - Learning disabilities, dyslexia, and vision." Pediatrics In: , Vol. 127, No. 3, 03.2011.
  • "The emergence of retinopathy of prematurity in Guatemala." Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus In: , Vol. 47 Online, 2010.
  • "Joint statement - Learning disabilities, dyslexia, and vision." Pediatrics  In: , Vol. 124, No. 2, 08.2009, p. 837-844.
  • "Visual outcomes of macular retinoblastoma after external beam radiation therapy." Ophthalmology In: , Vol. 101, No. 7, 1994, p. 1244-1249.
  • "Leukemic Iris Infiltration in Recurrent Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia." Archives of Ophthalmology In: , Vol. 109, No. 10, 1991, p. 1456-1457.
  • "Computerized tomography fails to show calcification in diffuse retinoblastoma." Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus In: , Vol. 28, No. 1, 1991, p. 14-16.
  • "An unusual case of cellulitis associated with a molteno implant in a 1-year-old child." Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus In: , Vol. 27, No. 2, 1990, p. 107-110.
  • "Management and visual acuity results of monocular congenital cataracts and persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous." Australian and New Zealand Journal of Ophthalmology In: , Vol. 17, No. 2, 1989, p. 143-152.
  • "Dynamic stereoacuity : A comparison of electrophysiological and psychophysical responses in normal and stereoblind observers." Documenta Ophthalmologica  In: , Vol. 70, No. 1, 09.1988, p. 45-58.
  • "Ocular tuberculosis in a five-month-old." Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal In: , Vol. 7, No. 7, 1988, p. 514-516.
  • "Evaluating vision in preverbal children." Western Journal of Medicine In: , Vol. 148, No. 6, 1988, p. 691.
  • "Visual Acuity Results Following Treatment of Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous." Archives of Ophthalmology In: , Vol. 104, No. 5, 1986, p. 662-667.
  • "Radial keratotomy complicated by sterile keratitis and corneal perforation. Histopathologic case report and review of complications." Ophthalmology In: , Vol. 92, No. 9, 1985, p. 1244-1248.
  • "Retrolental fibroplasia : Experience over two decades in one institution." Ophthalmology In: , Vol. 89, No. 2, 1982, p. 91-95.

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