Andreas K. Lauer M.D.

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  • Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Casey Eye Institute

Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine

Not currently accepting patients

4.8 out of 5 (670 Ratings, 213 Comments)


  • Ophthalmology


  • 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


Dr. Lauer is Professor and Thiele-Petti Chair of Ophthalmology at Casey Eye Institute and chief of the Retina–Vitreous Division.  Dr. Lauer strives to provide compassionate, effective, and efficient medical and surgical care for patients with disorders of the retina and vitreous.


  • English

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (670 Ratings, 213 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Aug 07, 2019

    Dr. Lauer is simply wonderful!

  • Jul 30, 2019

    Knowledgeable, friendly, informative

  • Jul 24, 2019

    professional and calm

  • Jul 19, 2019

    Very personable, very efficient.

  • Jul 18, 2019

    All I can tell you is that I really appreciated Dr. Lauer's assistance of my problem which seems to be a very mysterious one at this point and he is very knowledgeable, is very pleasant. He explains what's going on and I think he's one of the best physicians I ever had. Is that enough? You need to work this out a little bit better. 

  • Jul 16, 2019

    He gives me a feeling of confidence

  • Jul 11, 2019

    Dr. Lauer is the most proficient, warm, caring doctor. I've ever had and I so appreciate what he's done for my vision and my eyes and his staff is incredible and they're always there for you and have your back and watch everything that goes on and takes care of you. Couldn't ask for a better team than Dr. Lauer's. Thank you very much. You can't don't change a thing.

  • Jul 09, 2019

    Dr Lauer did a marvelous job. He not only did the usual history and exam but got all the necessary tests performed to arrive at the diagnosis and initiated treatment on the morning of my visit. This greatly reduced my anxiety about a difficult diagnosis.

  • Jul 02, 2019

    Dr. Lauer is a very conscientious and attentive doctor. I am extremely fortunate to be his patient and am grateful for the excellent care I receive from him and his team.

  • Jun 19, 2019

    Excellent surgery and follow up. Very impressive. I would highly recommend him to family and friends.

  • Jun 18, 2019

    Excellent Compassionate

  • Jun 18, 2019

    Everybody was so helpful and friendly. The wait before the surgery was very minimal. I think from the time I checked in until I left was only 3 hours. I love my doctor. He went out and talked to my husband and let him know about the surgery. Very enjoyable considering I had to have surgery ??

  • Jun 13, 2019

    Dr. Randy Lauer, very good with his hands and very accurate. Procedure only lasted maybe 2 minutes and I was done. Great doctor for an eye doctor. Thank you.

  • Jun 11, 2019

    Dr. Lauer is simply...the BEST!

  • Jun 11, 2019

    I have been a patient of Dr. Lauer for nearly 20 years. He saved my family’s future by restoring vision in both eyes. His skills are equaled by his compassion.

  • Jun 11, 2019

    Dr. Laura is a very kind person, very kind, and treated us very well. I am very grateful and thankful to Dr. Laura.

  • Jun 06, 2019

    Dr. Lauer is outstanding as a physician and as a person. He is very understanding and really knows where and how to make the patient feel like he's getting or she's getting the best attention in the best care possible and he is a absolute candidate for providing the best care

  • Jun 04, 2019

    I have excellent help and treatment. at OHSU every time I go, so all I can say, is this the best place to go, particularly when you have health problems. Is that enough?

  • May 25, 2019

    This was my first experience at OHSU. I was truly impressed with the entire experience from admitting to this follow up survey. I have already recommended Dr. Lauer to a friend of mine who is struggling with age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Lauer is a marvelous doctor who took the time to explain my sight issues with me. He was totally thorough in his examination. Never appeared rushed. If I should experience further sight problems, I would demand to be seen by Dr. Lauer.

  • May 21, 2019

    visit was perfect

  • May 21, 2019

    Hi, Dr. Lauer's clinic, everybody from the receptionist all through I've never met anyone like it. They run you through efficiently and they're beautiful and there they know your name, and I can't think of enough. So God bless them. Thank you.

  • May 16, 2019

    Dr. Lauer is a very fine, professional doctor and I would recommend him and I intend to stay with him for the rest of my life.

  • May 09, 2019

    As always, a wonderful experience in Retina, including the entire staff and Dr. Lauer.

  • Apr 23, 2019


  • Apr 23, 2019

    Hi, this provider is outstanding he has saved my eyesight for three years after was I told I was going blind, he has saved my eyesight I couldn't, I can't say enough good things about him.

  • Apr 16, 2019

    Dr. Lauer is extremely helpful taking time to explain what is happening with your eye, is friendly and portrays a great deal of knowledge giving me a feeling of confidence and confort about his care for me.

  • Apr 09, 2019

    Dr. Lauer and his team are compassionate, kind and caring.

  • Apr 09, 2019

    He is an excellent doctor and has been terrific in treating me.

  • Apr 04, 2019

    Pleasant and professional staff and doctors - Casey Eye is top notch!

  • Mar 28, 2019

    nice guy

  • Mar 27, 2019

    kind, skilled, and knowledgeable

  • Mar 26, 2019

    I feel very confident in Dr. Lauer..he puts young ease

  • Mar 21, 2019

    Dr. Lauer is an excellent professional optician and knows the eye E-Y-E and takes good care of me with my macular degeneration problem. And I cannot say enough positive things about Dr. Lauer and his staff and the staff is just as outstanding.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    Extremely professional, efficient and. With kindness and patience.

  • Mar 19, 2019

    I just want to tell you that Dr. Lauer is the most wonderful doctor I've ever come across, and I wouldn't want anybody dealing with my eyesight so crucial, but him. And every one of his girls and the assistants, even to Grace at the front desk. They are all first class, warm, friendly, and makes you glad that you came to that facility. I'm anxious to see the new one that you're building.

  • Mar 19, 2019

    I was very grateful that he was able to see me on short notice because of a problem another doctor at OHSU found, and he did a wonderful job of getting me quickly through the tests and exams and explaining what he saw going on and what his recommendations were

  • Mar 07, 2019

    Everyone was very professional and I was very pleased

  • Mar 07, 2019

    I've been going to Dr. Lauer for macular degeneration since I moved here in 2010 and he is... absolutely thorough thorough thorough about everything, kind considerate and available, and I just think he is a great man and a great doctor.

  • Mar 06, 2019

    I am a 5 year AMD patient from Amarillo, Texas seeking the best second opinion available. I am convinced my goals were met with Dr. Lauer and Casey Eye Institute. Curb to curb the experience was the most professional, well organized and patient friendly I have had. Beginning with initial contact through dismissal the culture of your staff was caring, efficient, professional and individual. Without exception. I felt that Dr. Lauer's review of my AMD treatment history was as carefully done as was his examination. Due to Dr. Lauer's consultation I have a better understanding of my present eye condition, treatment of choice and future prospects. I am grateful for Dr. Lauer and Casey Eye Institute.

  • Mar 05, 2019

    Dr. Lauer saved my vision. I had diabetic retinopathy and vitrectomy surgery was required for both eyes. Had I lost my vision, this would have resulted in lost income and my home. His continued monitoring of my retina health is caring and professional

  • Mar 05, 2019

    Dr. Lauer has saved my sight. He has provided the best care imaginable.

  • Mar 05, 2019

    Dr. Lauer is the best!! He is caring, compassionate, and has a quiet confidence that is vital in a top notch physician. I am so fortunate to be his patient.

  • Mar 05, 2019

    Treatment has been successful!

  • Mar 01, 2019

    Emergency care for eye damage from object hitting my eye leaving a bad tear and no vision. Was transfered from Silverton emergency to Salem emergency then to OHSU who had people capable of closing a tear with severe structeral damage. I was highly pleased with my emergency room experence. Dr. Lauer and his staff was outstanding and gave me a good understanding of my injury, its treatment and possible outcomes. I was impressed with the accomadation for an emergency operation on a Sunday morning. My wife says the internet identifys Dr. Lauer as the "best" in Oregon. I agree.

  • Mar 01, 2019

    Yeah, Dr. Lauer is an excellent doctor. He's very professional, he's kind, compassionate, he smart. I can't say enough good things about him.

  • Feb 28, 2019

    My visit to the Casey Eye Institute with Dr. Laurer was amazing to say the least. I was quickly handled to have my eye surgery. Dr Lauer is wonderful, caring as is the rest of the staff that took care of me that day including Dr. R. Choi.I amvery. Grateful to all!

  • Feb 28, 2019

    He was the on-doctor. He was friendly, professional, provided good information, and generally this was a very good experience,

  • Feb 06, 2019

    Experience was great!

  • Feb 06, 2019

    The nurse Cherry was gentle, cheerful and very efficient She made me feel welcome. The anesthesia Doctor was smiling and the other Doctors were encouraging. Altogether everyone made me feel welcome and cared for. Afterward the nurse was also very cheerful and helpful. I felt reassured and well cared for, this was important for me. They all came across as a well practiced and happy team. I had a very positive experience when it could have been a very scary time.

  • Feb 06, 2019

    I was very happy with the experience that's all I can tell you very competent doctor and there isn't much more I can say it was very very pleasant, and I was very happy with the experience. Goodbye.

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