Steven Bailey M.D.

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Associate Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5 (1475 Ratings, 423 Comments)


  • Ophthalmology

Special focus on

  • Macular Degeneration
  • Retina and Vitreous Disease
  • Retina Surgery


  • M.D., University of Iowa Iowa 1998
  • Residency:

    • Ophthalmology, Emory University
  • Fellowship:

    • Retina, Casey Eye Institute, OHSU 
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Ophthalmology


Dr. Bailey received his B.S. in biology from the University of Iowa, where he also received his M.D. He completed an ophthalmology residency at Emory University and a retina fellowship at Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Bailey is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Medical Association and the American Society of Retina Surgeons. Research interests include macular degeneration, inherited retinal diseases and diabetic retinopathy.


  • English

Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (1475 Ratings, 423 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

  • Jan 01, 2020

    always a good experience. He is saving my vision.

  • Jan 01, 2020

    He is very knowledgeable and explains things I dont understand.

  • Jan 01, 2020

    Dr. Bailey is an exceptional surgeon and doctor. We (I am writing this for my husband who is Dr. Bailey's patient) would give him a 20 on a scale of 1 to 10; he really is that good. He explains, he listens and he cares. He has an extraordinary skill as a surgeon, and we are so very grateful for all he has done. Thank you.

  • Jan 01, 2020

    I think Dr. Bailey gave me enough time.

  • Dec 31, 2019

    Great experience throughout. Everyone at the clinic has been very gracious and helpful. My third surgery with Steve Bailey. I have most of my vision after multiple retina repairs. Dr Bailey takes time with me, especially important to me. Dr Skruggs is terrific as well. All the techs and nurses and front desk folks are top notch. Thank you

  • Dec 22, 2019

    Dr. Bailey has always been very very professional, he's knowledgeable - I just have complete trust in him with my eyes and everything. He's just an excellent, excellent physician.

  • Dec 20, 2019

    The staff is all friendly and helpful.

  • Dec 20, 2019

    Really appreciate that they come to The Dalles, everyone friendly, informative, and helpful.

  • Dec 20, 2019

    I think Steven Bailey is excellent. He's professional. He's sympathetic and very concerned about doing the right thing. Thank you.

  • Dec 19, 2019

    This is high level care.

  • Dec 18, 2019

    My appointment went smoothly. I was in and out in about one hour.

  • Dec 18, 2019

    Dr. Bailey is very professional and concerning about my health and wellbeing.I truly trust him with my life, and listen to what he recommends what I should do to keep my eyes in the best health and seeing.I’m very happy with my doctors at Casey Eye Institute ....

  • Dec 18, 2019

    I like the faster exam flow in the clinic.

  • Dec 18, 2019

    Hey, I saw Dr. Bailey. I have seen him now for several years. I think he is an excellent doctor and I would recommend him to anyone he so caring and he's so anxious to give information so that you know, what you doing. Thank you so much for Dr. Bailey.

  • Dec 16, 2019

    Dr. Bailey always does what he can to make my visits and treatment as comfortable as possible. Hi staff, especially at this visit were very helpful making sure that the discomfort I sometimes experience after my eye injections were minimized. For that I am very appreciative.

  • Dec 14, 2019

    I have been a patient of Dr. Bailey;s for three years and am so happy I have him as my Dr. He answers questions and explains things so I understand them. The past two visits I have noticed that he is extremely busy and doesn't have the time to spend with me as he has in the past. I don't know if this is because of over booking or what but my last visit very long for me. Two and one halkf hours seems like an extremely long time. Hopefully, in the future he will have a less hectic day.

  • Dec 13, 2019

    Dr Bailey is an excellent, personable physician.

  • Dec 13, 2019

    Dr Baily and his staff are always friendly and courteous. They are always patient, helpful and knowledgeable.It is easy to see they are a great team.

  • Dec 11, 2019

    Very professional, kind clear. Appreciate all his recommendations in treating my eye issue.

  • Dec 11, 2019

    excellent. I received very clear explanations of what was going on. I was given my options. I had enough time to get any questions I had answered.

  • Dec 11, 2019

    He is an excellent doctor who listens well, thoughtfully explains, educates and addresses concerns with kindness.

  • Dec 11, 2019

    Hello. Yes, the provider was was very good. Very good. Thank you. Bye. Bye.

  • Dec 10, 2019

    I love Dr Bailey and his staff. Everyone is polite and personable and smiling. And he handles bad news with such kindness. WONDERFUL

  • Dec 08, 2019

    He is awesome and always very friendly!

  • Dec 08, 2019

    Dr. Bailey has been vey helpful in giving me some of my sight back. He keeps me informed as to what to expect and what to watch for. His help is most comforting.

  • Dec 08, 2019

    I was treated very well, and they seem to know exactly what they're doing. And I definitely recommend Steven Bailey to anybody that I know that's having an eye issue.

  • Dec 07, 2019

    Dr. Bailey is excellent. He also gives excellent shot injections that don't hurt at all ever.

  • Dec 05, 2019

    I like Dr. Bailey alot. Everything moves along at a good speed. I don't spend hours waiting. It is in and out, which I appreciate so much. Everyone is friendly. The shot didn't hurt at all. What's to complain about?

  • Dec 04, 2019

    Great team, very knowledgeable, understanding and basically nice people. I was in and out quickly and they were really making an effort to stay on time.

  • Dec 04, 2019

    gentile and kind. Went out of his way yesterday because front desk staff neglected to sign me in as they'd promised to do, I waited over 2 hours and was told i'd missed my appointment so it would be cancelled. Once fact that it was their error recognized, Dr. Bailey saw me as quickly as possible in order to give me injection. But I still missed my trimet ride (I'm 98 years old). So not a great day for me and exhausting.

  • Nov 22, 2019

    Very pleasant and professional.

  • Nov 20, 2019

    So far I have loved all the providers. Yesterday I got into a eye doctor that realized I really did have an issue and managed my stress level and got it fixed ASAP. I am more than happy with all the work OSHU has done and every provider I have seen.

  • Nov 15, 2019

    As always a very good experience

  • Nov 14, 2019

    I have seen Dr Bailey for years and he has constantly been a very good and caring eye specialist. He has provided laser treatments when I was having retina issues due to diabetes. I would highly recommend him

  • Nov 13, 2019

    Pleasant, nice people and good care

  • Nov 13, 2019

    Everything was done timely and effectively.

  • Nov 13, 2019

    Excellent. Dr Bailey puts me at ease and answers all my questions to my satisfaction

  • Nov 13, 2019

    He is a friendly, providing an explanation clearly, caring, and helpful.

  • Nov 11, 2019

    I've been going to Dr. Bailey for help on my eyes, He is exceptionally efficient, very kind, and personable I have no problem at all recommending him or his staff.

  • Nov 10, 2019

    A very caring and explained things very explicitly. Very happy with him.

  • Nov 09, 2019

    It was all fine. The people all know their jobs and are friendly and professional. Dr Bailey is great in my opinion.

  • Nov 08, 2019

    Dr. Bailey and everyone in this office are so nice.

  • Nov 08, 2019

    Excellent concern & care when I needed it...Very professional.Thanks for renewing my sight.

  • Nov 08, 2019

    This doctor was extremely talented and the first time that I had had anyone that was this.*

  • Nov 06, 2019

    Pleasant, concise and easy to understand

  • Nov 06, 2019

    Steven Bailey has always answered my questions

  • Nov 04, 2019

    I think that's a very nice office, and they're very friendly and they take care of us very timely. I'm real pleased with it. Thank you.

  • Nov 01, 2019

    Had questions about changes in vision in one eye and they were answered and a referral given.

  • Nov 01, 2019

    This was a followup appt and treatment. Staff was cordial as usual and Dr. Bailey was great to work with. He answers all my questions and is informative.

  • Nov 01, 2019

    Dr. Bailey is an extremely efficient good communicator. The best doctor I have had in a long, long time. I'd recommend him to anyone.