Our doctors believe in putting the patient’s interests first and strive to provide the most comprehensive care through the use of the most modern and advanced techniques available. As your personal eye care professionals, you will find that our doctors provide the best in personal care and attention while using the latest in medical technology to help ensure your eye’s health.
Visit our doctors when you have any questions or concerns regarding your eyes. They will listen closely and work hard to find the best way of enhancing and preserving your vision.
Steven Ofner, M.D., a practicing Ophthalmologist in Eugene, Oregon since 1989, is one of the key principals in the team that is changing the future of comprehensive eye care.
After receiving his M.D. degree from the Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine in 1984, Dr. Ofner continued for four years at the University of Kentucky Medical Center for his residency in Ophthalmology. He then completed a one year fellowship in glaucoma at the University of Pennsylvania prior to moving to Eugene.
Widely published and often called upon for presentations related to various aspects of Ophthalmology, Dr. Ofner is a certified diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, National Board of Medical Examiners, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the International Society of Refractive Surgery. He is a clinical instructor in Ophthalmology at the Oregon Health Sciences University, Casey Eye Institute in Portland. He specializes in no stitch, no shot, no patch Cataract Surgery, Refractive Surgery for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and comprehensive eye care.
Dr. Ofner is an avid golfer, skier, and cyclist, and is fluent in Hungarian.
Matthew D. Neale, M.D. was born in Pocatello, Idaho. Much of his upbringing was spent in the United Kingdom and Canada on the heels of his father, a theologian.
Undergraduate work in Chemistry brought Dr. Neale back to his roots in rural Idaho where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. Research interests at that time included enzyme kinetics in sucrose metabolism. After brief stints in mechanical engineering, molecular biology, and analytical chemistry, Dr. Neale realized that his talents would be best used to alleviate human suffering; thus resolved, he then pursued and received his medical degree in 2007 at the Chicago Medical School. After completing a one year internship in Internal Medicine at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois, he went on to complete his ophthalmology residency in 2011 at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
Dr. Neale offers comprehensive medical and surgical eye care including:
- No-stitch, no-shot, no-patch cataract surgery
- Laser vision correction
- Medical and surgical glaucoma management
- Medical and laser treatment of diabetic eye disease
- Wet macular degeneration treatment
- Functional and aesthetic plastic surgery around the eyes
Dr. Neale and his lovely wife, Monika, have been blessed with six delightful children. He devotes the remainder of his personal time to church involvement and physical fitness.
Dianna Bordewick, MD was a partner in BayCare’s Eye Clinic in Green Bay, Wisconsin before moving to Oregon in 2014. The focus of her professional career has been state of the art cataract surgery and comprehensive adult ophthalmology. She has performed cataract surgery and taught cataract surgery techniques nationally and internationally. This includes humanitarian projects in the United States, India, Central America and Africa. She continues to participate in projects and teach “hands on” cataract surgery techniques to national meetings. She enjoys outdoor activities with family and friends, especially in Oregon.
At a very early age, Dr. Bala Ambati, MD gained a respect and admiration for those who work in the medical profession. Having spent months in a hospital at a young age after being burned on both legs, he experienced the compassion, dedication, and caring of skilled doctors and nurses. As he grew older the experience stayed with him so when it came time to choose a career path, medicine was a logical choice.
Dr. Ambati earned his MD from Mount Sinai School of Medicine at the age if 17, gaining the title of the world’s youngest doctor, and then began his remarkable career of compassionate medical care. The choice of becoming an Ophthalmologist was an easy one for him.
While Dr. Ambati has performed thousands of cataract surgeries, LASIK surgeries, and other vision correction procedures, with expertise in cataract surgery, lifestyle & multifocal lens implants, laser cataract surgery, all-laser LASIK, corneal transplants, Intacs, ICLs, iris repair, and other corneal procedures, it is his humanitarian work in the United States and the work is remarkable.
Dr. Ambati has been recognized for this teaching excellence by a University of Utah Resident Research Mentor Award, the Gold Humanism Award, and by serving as an instructor at the Harvard Cataract Course. His community and overseas service is consistent and giving: he has conducted free eye screenings in New York, Georgia, Oregon, and Utah, and served as a volunteer eye surgeon with ORBIS, SightLife, Sight for the Sightless, and Help Merct International in Ghana, Zambia, India, Panama, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia.
Recently, Dr. Ambati was cited in 2015 at the #1 eye surgeon in the Top 40 global competition and made the Top 100 Power List of Ophthalmology by The Ophthalmologist magazine.
Originally from France, Dr. Sabah completed her medical training at the University Of Kansas School Of Medicine where she also completed her intern year. She then moved to California where she did her residency training in Ophthalmology at the UC Davis Eye Center. Following her desire to care for children, as well as adults, Dr. Sabah completed a year of fellowship training in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
While Dr. Sabah provides Pediatric Ophthalmology/ Adult Strabismus care mostly at Peace Health, Dr. Sabah provides Comprehensive Ophthalmology at Eugene Eye Care where she offers the following services:
- No stitch cataract surgery
- Glaucoma management
- Diabetic eye disease management
- Wet macular degeneration management
- Functional plastic surgery around the eye
- Botox injections
- Strabismus management
Throughout her career, Dr. Sabah has been active in research and education. Dr. Sabah has published in multiple scientific journals, she has co-authored book chapters and presented at national and international conferences.
Dr. Sabah is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.
Dr. Sabah, her husband, and their daughter have chosen the beautiful state of Oregon as home. Together, they enjoy the outdoors, fitness training, reading, cooking and baking.
Jeffrey K. Thomas, O.D. was born and raised in Springfield, Oregon. A native Oregonian, Dr. Thomas graduated from the University of Oregon before continuing his studies at Pacific University in Forest Grove and received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 2010.
During his undergraduate years, Dr. Thomas served a 2 year church mission to the country of Bolivia where he became fluent in Spanish. He has enjoyed the ability to communicate with Spanish speaking patients and provide exam services in their native language. Since obtaining his Optometry Degree, he has practiced full time in Eugene most recently at Shopko Eye-Care Center. Patients routinely comment on the positive attention and personal commitment Dr. Thomas has shown to them in providing exceptional patient care.
As a father of five children, he is comfortable seeing patients of all ages with whatever their questions and concerns might be. As a member of the team of doctors at Eugene Eye Care, Dr. Thomas specializes in the treatment of ocular disease and pre and post surgical eye care. In addition to providing comprehensive eye care, Dr. Thomas has a personal interest in contact lenses. New advances and options are constantly being introduced to the market and patients appreciate his willingness to help select and fit contact lenses that match their needs and lifestyle.