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Andreas K. Lauer M.D.

  • (503) 494-7891
    • Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine
    • Casey Eye Institute School of Medicine
    • Ophthalmology School of Medicine

Dr. Lauer completed his undergraduate training at the University of Rochester followed by medical school and internship at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  He completed ophthalmology residency and vitreoretinal fellowship training at Casey Eye Institute - Oregon Health & Science University.  He specializes in the care of patients with medical and surgical diseases of the retina and vitreous.  He has served as ophthalmology residency program director, retina fellowship program director and chief of the vitreoretinal division.  He has served as investigator in clinical trials in the areas of ocular gene therapy, age-related macular degeneration, inherited retinal diseases, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions, and retinopathy of prematurity.  Dr. Lauer is recognized internationally as one of the leading ocular gene therapy surgeons. Dr. Lauer serves as a director for the American Board of Ophthalmology and Chair of its Maintenance of Certification program.  Dr. Lauer is Chair for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Review Committee for Ophthalmology and is a member of the Association of University Professors in Ophthalmology.  In 2018, Dr. Lauer was appointed as Chair for the Department of Ophthalmology at OHSU-Casey Eye Institute. 


  • B.A., University of Rochester, Rochester New York 1988
  • M.D., University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Oklahoma 1994
  • Internship:

    • University of Oklahoma, Internal Medicine, 1995
  • Residency:

    • Ophthalmology, Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, 1999
  • Fellowship:

    • Retina and vitreous fellowship, Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, 2001
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Ophthalmology


  • "A randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical trial of high-dose supplementation with vitamins C and E, beta carotene, and zinc for age-related macular degeneration and vision loss" JAMA Ophthalmology  2001
  • "Postoperative rhabdomyolysis following pars-plana vitrectomy under general anesthesia" Clinical Ophthalmology July 31 2013
  • "In reply [2]" JAMA Ophthalmology  2006
  • "Polymerase chain reaction-based ganciclovir resistance testing of ocular fluids for cytomegalovirus retinitis" JAMA Ophthalmology January 2012
  • "Retinopathy of prematurity residency training" Ophthalmology December 2012
  • "Hemolytic uremic syndrome associated with Purtscher-like retinopathy" JAMA Ophthalmology  1998
  • "In reply [2]" JAMA Ophthalmology August 2006
  • "Foveal involvement by acquired retinoschisis" Retina March 2013
  • "A multicenter analysis of the ophthalmic knowledge assessment program and American board of ophthalmology written qualifying examination performance" Ophthalmology October 2012
  • "Eyelid laceration in a neonate by fetal monitoring spiral electrode" American Journal of Ophthalmology May 1998
  • "Choroideremia associated with choroidal neovascularization treated with intravitreal bevacizumab" Clinical Ophthalmology September 1 2014
  • "A therapeutic challenge in AIDS-associated viral retinitis" Eye (Basingstoke) September 2011
  • "Persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous associated with septo-optic- pituitary dysplasia and schizencephaly" JAMA Ophthalmology April 2000
  • "Acute painful vision loss and acute abdomen" Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology  2005
  • "Toxoplasmosis retinochoroiditis and elevated intraocular pressure" Journal of Glaucoma February 2005
  • "Global health training in ophthalmology residency programs" Journal of Surgical Education July 1 2015
  • "Endogenous Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B Streptococcus) endophthalmitis as a presenting sign of precursor T-cell lymphoblastic leukemia" JAMA Ophthalmology March 2010
  • "Infliximab therapy for refractory uveitis" JAMA Ophthalmology June 2009
  • "Fundus autofluorescence changes in cytomegalovirus retinitis" Retina January 2010
  • "International Ophthalmology in Training Programs" Ophthalmology December 2006
  • "Combination systemic and intravitreal antiviral therapy in the management of acute retinal necrosis syndrome" Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society  2013
  • "Diabetic macular edema" Expert Review of Ophthalmology  2009
  • "Aflibercept" Drugs of Today December 1 2014
  • "Detection of nonexudative choroidal neovascularization in age-related macular degeneration with optical coherence tomography angiography" Retina October 27 2015
  • "Iris nodules associated with infectious uveitis" British Journal of Ophthalmology September 2002
  • "Emerging therapies for the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema" BioDrugs  2007
  • "Perforating ocular injury by Taser" Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology May 2006
  • "Prevalence of serologic evidence of cat scratch disease in patients with neuroretinitis" Ophthalmology  2000
  • "Optical coherence tomography findings during pegaptanib therapy for neovascular age-related macular degeneration" Retina July 2007
  • "Ocular coherence tomography in acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy [5]" Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology November 2006

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