Scott Cherne, M.D.

Scott Cherne, M.D. Scott A. Cherne, MD, a graduate of the Loma Linda School of Medicine, has practiced ophthalmology in Eugene, Oregon since 1989. A board certified ophthalmologist, he pioneered the LASIK procedure in Oregon, being the first to perform the procedure in central and southern Oregon. He has performed over 20,000 Lasik procedures and currently performs all-laser Lasik using the latest technology small-bubble Femtosecond laser-the Ziemer Z6-along with the VISX S4 laser for unparalleled outcomes. His enhancement rate is only 2%, thus 98% of the time only one treatment is needed for his patients to reach their desired optimal vision.

Dr. Cherne also performs a variety of corneal transplant procedures including DSAEK (Descemets Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty). Here again Dr. Cherne pioneered a DSEK technique and presented his technique at the American Academy of Ophthalmology's annual meetings as well as several other international eye surgery meetings around the world. His unique technique results in 100% of his DSEK transplants adhering without subsequent manipulations or surgeries -- the most common problem of the DSEK procedure as performed by other surgeons.

Advanced small incision and no-patch Cataract surgery is another passion of Dr Cherne's, having performed over 20,000. He works diligently to see that each eye of every patient is individualized and dealt with in a way that optimizes the visual outcome. Specialty replacement lens implants to treat astigmatism, along with lens implants that can give both near and far vision in the same eye, are options that Dr. Cherne can provide.

ICL, or Intraocular Collamer Lens, insertion is another vision enhancing procedure that can correct levels of poor vision that even Lasik is unable to treat. Dr. Cherne has been successfully inserting these since 2006, soon after their approval by the FDA.

If you are a person looking to have a sight enhancing procedure, possibly eliminating your dependency on glasses or contact lenses, then give us a call at Pacific ClearVision Institute and make a consultation appointment. Dr. Cherne has performed many surgeries on other physicians including eye doctors and their families and would count it a privilege to perform a vision enhancing procedure on you.


Professional Practice

1989 - Present

Pacific ClearVision Institute
Founder, President/CEO, & Co-Owner, of a multi-specialty Ophthalmology and Optometry practice. Six doctors with three offices: Eugene, Oregon - Primary Office. Oakridge and Cottage Grove, Oregon.

1999 - Present

Pacific Surgery Center, LLC
Eugene, Oregon
Chief-of-Staff and Co-Founder

1996 - 2001

Gimbel Vision Correction Center, LLC
Principal LASIK Surgeon
1996: Founded LASIK Division
1998-2001: Medical Director

1994 - 1996

Northwest Surgery Center, Inc. and Northwest Medical Group
Co-Founder. Medical/Surgical Multi-specialty group practice with Ambulatory Surgery Center.
Eugene, Oregon

1993 - 1999

The Eye Surgery Institute
Co-Founder. Ophthalmology/Optometry Medical/Surgical Eyecare Practice with Ambulatory Surgery Center.
Redmond, Oregon

1988 - 1989

Kaiser Permanente
Ophthalmology Department, moonlighting as resident.
Fontana, California


Presentations

2016

Invited Speaker, Lane Optometric Society. Map-Dot-Fingerprint Dystrophy; Corneal Intraepithelial Neoplasia; Piggyback IOL's; Toric IOL's; Patent Pending Cherne Lens Pouch.

2014

Invited Speaker, Lane Optometric Society. Intraocular Collamer Lenses; Salzmann's Nodules.

2012

DSEK Corneal Transplant, Technique for Complete Adherence
Video presentation at the Asian Pacific Eye Meetings, Seoul, South Korea

2012

DSEK Corneal Transplant, Technique for Complete Adherence
Video presentation at the Australia-New Zealand Corneal Society meetings, Auckland, New Zealand

2012

DSEK Corneal Transplant, Technique for Complete Adherence
Video presentation at the World Ophthalmology Congress meetings, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

2011

DSEK Corneal Transplant, Technique for Complete Adherence
Video presentation at the 2011 American Academy of Ophthalmology meetings, Orlando, FL

2008

Invited Speaker, Lane Optometric Society
DSEK, New Options with Cornea Transplantation

2006

Live Radio Interview, Success FM
Common Myths regarding the Eyes

2005

Speaker, Lane Optometric Society
Multi focal Intraocular lenses and DSEK
A New Transplant Technique
Eugene, Oregon

2003

Speaker, American Diabetes Association
Keeping an Eye on Diabetes
Eugene, Oregon

2003

Feature Surgeon in Book by John C. Malkow
Never Give Up
Sight restored after 31 years of blindness from service injury

2002

Speaker, Oregon Optometric Physicians Association
HSV, Pterygia & Membranes
OBO Continuing Education
Eugene, Oregon

2001

Speaker, Great Western Council of Optometry
The Cornea in 3D: Dystrophies, Degenerations and Diseases
A presentation with stereo visuals
OBO Continuing Education
Portland, Oregon

1999

Speaker, Oregon Optometric Group Provider
Hawaiian Eye Meetings
"LASIK, Y2K and Beyond"
Honolulu, Hawaii

1999

The Oregonian - Largest Northwest Newspaper
"The Gift of Second Sight"
Featured Eye Surgeon in Front Page Leading Article, Thanksgiving Day issue

1998

Speaker, The Eye Surgery Institute
LASIK Update
Redmond, Oregon

1997

Speaker, Lane Optometric Society
"LASIK Experience at Pacific ClearVision Institute"
Eugene, Oregon

1997

Speaker, Lane Optometric Society
"LASIK Techniques and Outcomes at Oregon Laser Eye Center"
OBO Continuing Education
Eugene, Oregon

1997

Speaker, The Eye Surgery Institue
"LASIK...Our Experience"
OBO Continuing Education
Sunriver, Oregon

1995

Speaker, Lane Optometric Association
"Oculoplastics"
OBO Continuing Education
Eugene, Oregon

1989

Poster Alumni Physicians Convention
"Teach Yourself Ophthalmoscopy: Morphology of Lesions"
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Loma Linda, California

1987

Speaker, Grand Rounds Feature Presentation
"Acanthamoebic Ocular Infections"
Loma Linda, University Medical Center
Loma Linda, California


Medical Licensure

  • Oregon

  • California

  • Arizona

  • Texas


  • Professional Affiliations
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery

  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

  • Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology

  • Lane County Medical Society


  • Research

    2010

    Investigating Surgeon for Artificial Iris Study

    2005

    First ophthalmologist worldwide to perform DSEK corneal transplant surgery using EBAA (Eye Bank Association of America) pre-cut tissue

    1996

    Investigator for a National LASIK Study
    "Steroids vs. No Steroids in Postoperative Care"
    Principal Site: Phillips Eye Center
    Minneapolis, Minnesota


    Certifications

  • VISX S4 CERTIFIED including custom high myopia and iris registration

  • VERISYSE IOL CERTIFIED

  • CRYSTALENS IOL CERTIFIED

  • RESTOR IOL CERTIFIED

  • REZOOM IOL CERTIFIED

  • ICL (IMPLANTABLE COLLAMER LENS) CERTIFIED

  • DSEK CORNEAL TRANSPLANT CERTIFIED (PERFORMED 1ST DSAEK 10/05)

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