Oregon Ophthalmological Alumni Association

OOAA history

The Ophthalmology residency training program at the Casey Eye Institute is the direct extension of the residency program established by Kenneth Swan , M.D. at the University of Oregon Medical School in 1944-45. As such, it is the oldest Ophthalmology training program on the West Coast. The department admits five residents per year. 

Activities

The OOAA holds a continuing medical education meeting each year in the spring and a reception in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The OOAA supports the residency training program by providing each resident with the AAO’s Basic and Clinical Science Curriculum. At each annual meeting, the Edward N. McLean Community Service Award is given to the resident judged to have made particular contributions in Community Service during the course of his/her residency training.

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Upcoming events

Bridges in San Francisco and Portland

OOAA reception at the annual AAO meeting

Please join us for a reception during the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting. Current and former Residents, Fellows, Faculty and friends are welcome to attend. 

Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019
6 - 10 p.m.
Waterbar 
Brazil Room
399 The Embarcadero

Casey Eye Institute's 75th anniversary is in 2020

75th Annual OOAA Meeting

Friday June 5 - Saturday, June 6, 2020 

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
OHSU Casey Eye Institute
Portland, OR

Elks Children's Eye Clinic building

The 60,000 square foot building will house new childhood vision screening and treatment programs, space for clinical trials in macular degeneration and other eye diseases, and our Gene Therapy Center.

The Elks Children's Eye Clinic new building attached to the current Casey Eye Institute
Rendering of the Elks Children's Eye Clinic building, north west view
A rendering of the Elks Children's Eye Clinic building at dusk
Rendering of the Elks Children's Eye Clinic building at dusk
The Elks Children's Eye Clinic will be connected to Casey Eye Institute
Rendering of the Elks Children's Eye Clinic building, north east view
East view over Casey Eye Institute of the Elks Children's Eye Clinic building construction site in March 2019
Elks Children's Eye Clinic building construction site in March 2019.
East view over Casey Eye Institute of the Elks Children's Eye Clinic building construction site in August 2019
Elks Children's Eye Clinic building construction site in August 2019.

A sight for the senses

The new facility, which will house top-tier research and eye care services, was thoughtfully designed for all ages and visual abilities. It also aims to evoke a sense of wonder and playfulness, especially in our youngest patients and visitors.

Heres a sneak peek at some of the buildings innovative features:

A rendering of the Elks Children's Eye Clinic building connecting bridge
A striking glass sky bridge, which connects to our existing building on Marquam Hill and dramatically changes color in response to outside lighting conditions.
An artist's rendering of what the Elks Children's Eye Clinic building will look like inside
A focus on visual comfort and contrasting colors used throughout to help visitors safely navigate their surroundings.
An artist's rendering of the Elks Children's Eye Clinic building's sensory garden
Welcoming outdoor areas, including a sensory garden with scented native plants - and a wall with ribbons of smooth colored glass that mimic the light spectrum and offer a unique way to experience sight and touch.

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