Beth Edmunds M.D., Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine

Not currently accepting patients

4.9 out of 5 (652 Ratings, 252 Comments)


  • Ophthalmology

Special focus on

  • Glaucoma
  • Pediatric Glaucoma


  • M.D., University College, London 2002
  • Residency:

    • Junior: Southampton University Hospital, UK Kent County Ophthalmic and Aural Hospital, UK Oxford Eye Hospital, UK
  • Fellowship:

    • Clinical: Moorfields Eye Hospital and King's College and St. Thomas' Hospital, London


Dr. Edmunds specializes in treating adult and pediatric glaucoma, with a special interest in complicated cases and the surgical management of cataracts and glaucoma. She received her M.D. from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and did her residency training in the United Kingdom. She took fellowship training at Moorfields Eye Hospital and King's College and St. Thomas' Hospital, London, and undertook research for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists into the practice of trabeculectomy in the UK. Her research interests include epidemiology, glaucoma surgery, and the optic nerve in glaucoma.

View more information on the Casey Eye Institute Glaucoma web site.


  • English

Memberships and associations

  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London

Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (652 Ratings, 252 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

    Professionally excellent (include Casey Eye Institute for procedures on the hill). My biggest concern is that she often runs late (45 min on August 7th). Perhaps this is because there are residents and fellows there for learning, perhaps because she is meticulous and thorough, perhaps something else, but when I have a follow-on appointment it can be frustrating.

  • Aug 04, 2019

    Wonderful treatment with all my questions answered. Professional and informative.

  • Aug 03, 2019

    Awesome service ! As far as I am concerned i would highly recommend OHSU to anyone. Friendly Doctors and staff. Very professional. Thanks OHSU for seeing me as a patient. I see Doctor Edmunds and she is fantastic.

  • Aug 03, 2019

    Very courteous professional good patient communication and great experience .

  • Aug 03, 2019

    Dr Edmunds is extremely knowledgeable. She cares deeply about her patients. I am moving out of Oregon, and will miss her terribly.

  • Aug 03, 2019

    Good Staff and service

  • Jul 31, 2019

    Always Cheerful and gives detailed information to the patient

  • Jul 29, 2019

    Dr. Edmunds is a professor there Casey Eye Institute, absolutely outstanding, the finest ophthalmologist that I know of in the Portland area and we have complete faith in her. She is professional, she is so professional in, in her department and all and very caring, she's patient and all frankly again, she is a 10 plus as far as, as we're concerned and we've we had the privilege to have her as our ophthalmologist for several years and we would recommend her immediately to people that are looking for an ophthalmologist.

  • Jul 29, 2019

    Dr. Edmunds is exceptional and the most caring doctor at the Casey Eye Institute and I appreciate everything that she has done for me. She's absolutely the best.

  • Jul 29, 2019

    I've been a patient of Dr. Edmunds for several years now and my only wish is that I could clone her so I could have her for other doctor visits also, but she's just an outstanding physician and she's an outstanding person and I couldn't ask for any one any better. Thank you.

  • Jul 27, 2019

    It is always a treat to come and receive input and treatment from Dr. Edmonds!

  • Jul 27, 2019

    Excellent provider

  • Jul 24, 2019

    Excellent doctor and staff

  • Jul 24, 2019

    Aways the best!

  • Jul 18, 2019

    For anything to do with eyes - I recommend The Casey Eye Institute

  • Jul 17, 2019

    In my opinion, Dr. Edmunds is an excellent doctor. Her personality is also top notch. Her staff is also very good.

  • Jul 17, 2019

    Thank you for seeing me and for the medical care for my eyes. The medical care which I received me was excellent.

  • Jul 17, 2019

    We have the best surgeon Dr. Edmunds. We felt the most confident with her with our son her care everything that she provides and the comfort that she makes us feel as parents and just the quality of care that she gives. We absolutely loved her and feel very confident and all her abilities.

  • Jul 08, 2019

    Dr. Edmunds has been very articulate and clear about my diagnosis and she has helped me maintain the best possible outsource for what can happen with glaucoma. She has told me what I'm facing and we have worked to create a very good relationship and I feel confident that whatever can be done with my glaucoma has been done.Also, I....I feel very confident that my glaucoma has transitioned to a place where I have not been losing any site in a number of years and we have gone through all of that, made some changes and well, as I say, I'm repeating now, but I'm very confident*

  • Jul 01, 2019

    I have been seeing Beth Edmunds since she came there and I would let no one else take care of me but her. She is excellent, excellent.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    Dr. Edmunds is wonderful. She's been working with me for a few years now on an ongoing problem, and I developed a recurrence of a problem, and she saw me within just a few days and and she's just the top of her field and I can't say how much I appreciate her. She's just great. Thanks.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    Very good at tentative care and very efficient prompt and wonderful. Thank you.

  • Jun 27, 2019


  • Jun 26, 2019

    She is a wonderful person and first rate physician. She has been treating me for glaucoma, including surgeries on both eyes, as well a for cataracts.

  • Jun 26, 2019

    Absolute trust in Dr. Edmonds

  • Jun 26, 2019

    Very good.... only improvement I'd like is not getting behind as often.

  • Jun 22, 2019

    As usual, Dr. Edmunds took her time with me, explained everything in terms I could easily understand. She ordered some additional tests and was very thorough.

  • Jun 20, 2019

    Dr. Edmunds is very thorough.

  • Jun 19, 2019

    . Dr. Edmunds is knowledgeable, conservative, realistic, kind and compassionate. She communicates all the issues effectively and takes time to listen and respond to questions. Her assistants, fellows, and other attendants are also knowledgeable and friendly.

  • Jun 17, 2019

    I had a post-op concern so I was an add on. I've met Dr. Edmunds before and was concerned that she was instructing the Comprehensive doctor how to do a surgical procedure on me. The Comprehensive doctor clearly knew this was way out of her skill set and found a different glaucoma specialist to see me. That left a bad taste with me. She was fine for this issue and told me that the surgical wound was intact which was what I needed to hear. I would not choose her as my physician.

  • Jun 15, 2019

    Dr. Edmunds is caring and very professional. She listens to any issues and explains things well. Very personable.

  • Jun 15, 2019

    Friendly, efficient, expert - 'nuf said.

  • Jun 14, 2019

    Dr. Edmunds is the most exceptional doctor that I've ever had the pleasure of meeting and for her to be taking care of my son since he was 5 months old. He is now 13. She has made the most horrible experience livable. She is amazing, and she deserves the highest recognition that is available to doctors. Without her, you guys would not have the best congenital glaucoma doctors in the world. She is top notch, best in the world. We think the world of her. She is amazing. Thank you so much. Have a nice day.

  • Jun 13, 2019

    This was a follow-up visit, 6 years after the prior treatment. I was impressed with the well functioning team approach that handled the tasks collecting information for Dr. Edmonds to use for the actual consultation including field of view, eye examination, photography, etc. It took about 2-1/2 hours total but the wait times between steps were reasonable. In the course of discussion we did discuss several possible avenues for future treatment, current next step, and an improvement in the timing of one of the drops used in treatment.

  • Jun 12, 2019

    Wonderful doctor

  • Jun 08, 2019

    Dr.Edmunds is very kind, accomodatimg, gave me clear answers ,voiced understanding of my ambivalence re a procedure, voiced her concerns and anxiety both ways. She is very approacheable.Though my procedure didnt go as expected at her first attempt, I would still like to have her try again if needed. This is my best validation.

  • Jun 08, 2019

    On time and very thorough

  • Jun 08, 2019

    Dr. Edmunds is funny, professional, and shows obvious concern and care for my son. She has made herself available on her weekends post surgery for some complications he was experience. I feel very lucky to have Dr. Edmunds looking after my son's eye health.

  • Jun 08, 2019

    Dr Edmunds Can be described as a kind and compassionate doctor who puts patients above all. Beyond that she is a physician with extraordinary knowledge in her field. She makes you feel safe and hopeful in very stressful times.

  • Jun 07, 2019

    We had a really long wait time when we went to see Dr. Edmunds, but we absolutely loved her.

  • Jun 06, 2019

    Unfortunately, I think empathy it was not there and also no empathetic for the parents and it was a very disappointing experience.

  • Jun 05, 2019

    Dr. Edmunds is very personable and knowledgeable. She is professional and very caring. Would recommend her to anyone. Very experienced and thorough.

  • Jun 05, 2019

    Yes, this is the parents of [Name] and [Name] and we just would like to say that the whole OHSU team as a whole, from labor and delivery, to the recovering mother baby unit or whatever it was up there on 3 and 12, and then the NICU and then Dr Edmunds as well, was an amazing staff team, and we just really are grateful that we were at such a great hospital for our little guy and I think we will continue to come to this hospital for the future children and even for the children we already have. I don't see a reason why we shouldn't just facilitate all of our care for all of our kids at a great hospital such as your guys's, so we just want to say thanks, and you guys are awesome and we have zero complaints. Talk to you later.

  • Jun 04, 2019

    She's so friendly n kindhearted. She explains procedures to patient's understanding.

  • May 30, 2019

    Dr. Edmunds is top notch in every way. I feel so fortunate to have her as my glaucoma specialist.

  • May 25, 2019

    Always a good listener, answers my questions clearly and succinctly. She lays out the future plan of treatment And having been under her care for a few months and I’m very pleased with Dr Edmond’s care and expertise.

  • May 18, 2019

    Dr. Edmunds is great. She's kind and wonderful and an excellent doctor, but she is so busy that she just is constantly running. That's all.

  • May 18, 2019

    Hi, I have been seeing Dr. Edmunds for over 10 years for my glaucoma. I think she is a wonderful surgeon, a very compassionate doctor and if she sometimes runs late, it doesn't bother me at all because I know she is giving somebody extra care that they need. I recommend her highly and I talk about her frequently. As I said, it's been a 10 year relationship and it's ... it's great. Thank you.

  • May 16, 2019

    Her judgement and knowledge in difficult case like mine is excellent.

  • May 09, 2019

    Dr Edmunds and her staff are great!

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