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Dr. Peter Francis

Ophthalmology
Sherwood, OR
30 years experience male

Locations

Oregon Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Sherwood, OR

Address

20015 SW Pacific Highway, Suite 150, Sherwood, OR, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

5036101596

Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

ODS

Cigna

Medicare

UnitedHealthcare

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Tennessee

Office

Portland, OR

About

Bio

Clinician and scientist MD PhD. Qualified in 1992. 18 years as an ophthalmologist. Fellowship trained in retina, genetics, uveitis and neurophthalmology. Expertise in macular degeneration, clinical trials, translational medicine

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Retinal Surgery

Doctor Q&A

76 Answers
10 Agrees
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Multifactorial: Macular degeneration describes a lot of conditions potentially. Some are single gene genetic disorders such as stargardt macular dystrophy. The most c... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
It does work: Lasik does work. Whether it is worht it depends on a number of factors: patient motivation cost level of vision correction. Whether the (small) ri... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Yes...: Everyone experiences a degree of blurred vision after dilation. This can last several hours. If blurred vision persists call the ophthalmologist offic... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Yes: Your question specifically address visual acuity which is a measure of the acuteness of vision. If anyone has concerns about their acuity, please v... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Black eye: If its a black eye from an injury and the rest of the eye is unaffacted, this usually does not need treatment. If you want to keep the skin moist, the... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Yes: Yes. All babies should be seen by a doctor is they develop signs of conjunctivitis.
A member asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Temporal arteritis: In temporal arteritis lots of the blood vessels in the head and brain are inflammed. For biopsy, the temporal artery is picked because 1. Often affec... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Engineering: Viruses can be modified so as not to cause disease. Genes can be inserted in the viruses and the modified virus used as a cargo ship to deliver a spec... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Risks: Your ophthalmologist will consent you for the procedure planned and will give you a detailed explanation of all the risks. The risks somewhat depend o... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Vision: 20/300 means that at 20 feet, you can see what a normal person would see at 300 feet, ie you vision is reduced.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Complete eye exam: There are lots of causes of diplopia. Generally, an ophthalmologist will perform the following exam in the office: vision refraction eye movement ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Yes: A very useful explanation is given in wikipedia: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/trisomy_22 for the condition which is called trisomy 22.
A member asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Possibly: There are a number of different nasal sprays and ones that contain steroid and some other drugs may in some people raise the pressure in the eyes. The... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Several: Changes in these genes are associated with myofibrillar myopathy. Bag3 cryab des flnc ldb3 myot you would need to check each of these for their... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Life: Life can be different from a medical perspective when coping with the consequences of a genetic disorder. This affects all the patients loved ones too... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Presbyopia: Astigmatism and farsightedness do not cause rapid decline in vision. Any such symptoms needs evaluation by an ophthalmologist.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Dermatology: There are lots of causes for itchy bumps on the eyelid. If you getting conflicting medical advice from ophthalmologists, and the condition is not impr... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Sarcoid: Sarcoidosis can affect any organ in the body so the effects of sarcoidosis are legion. Check the internet, particularly the nih website for well consi... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Glybera: The first gene therapy has now been approved in europe for an orphan disease. Several hundred therapies are currently in human clinical trials. So, i ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
See a doctor: The question here is really what causes are there for a pigmented lesion on the forehead that are persistent and increasing in size. There are seve... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Yes: Many common conditions are determined by a combination of genes and the additional, potentially interactive, effects of environmental factors. Example... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Call the office: In general, if anyone with a planned surgery develops an infection, you should let the surgeon's office know. Usually, surgeons will not wish to opera... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Allergy: Allergiyes to pets are common. Generally, your body and eye won't become tolerant. As always avoiding the thing that causes the allergy is best. Howev... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Info: This is not a registered drug and as such one cannot comment on its safety or the purity of the oil you buy. For more information: http://en.Wikip... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Rarely: These are generally rare but some mitochondrially inherited conditions may appear to preferentially affect females. There are also a few x-linked domi... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Diprovate?: If diprovate is the medication, then this is a steroid treatment: skin side effects: redness, burning, itching, or peeling, thinning, blistering or s... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Not BP: Raised blood pressure causes none of these features. One condition that jumps to mind that affects eyes, ears and causes headaches is sinusitis. Y... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Indirectly: Having back problems would not directly affect your vision. However, there are a number of arthritis conditions that are associated with inflammati... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Encouraging: Travatan may on average lower the pressure by 30%. This however is only the average and so some eye will respond better. Since the eye pressure varies... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Generally yes: Traditionally, intraocular pressure is higher in the morning than the afternoon. That is likely not the whole story with evidence of pressure spikes ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Possibly: The concern about having another graft would be rejection. There are also many technical concerns and considerations including the state of the rest o... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Blurred vision: I can address the blurred vision which has many causes in the diabetic. Sometimes just the fluctuation in glucose in the blood can cause transient blu... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Very low likelihood: Flying or altitude do not cause retinal tears of detachments. After retinal detachment surgery, patients with gas in the eye must not fly.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Stressed?: Causes: stress refractive error sinusitis secondary headache dry eye / blepharitis try simple treatment like oral analgesia and eye drops. If ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Significant: Transient vision loss in one eye is a significant visual complaint and requires urgent ophthalmic assessment. As the questioner indicates, a blot clot... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Several days: It depends on how big the ulcer was originally. If it is improving on treatment, usually dendritic ulcers will be heal up within 1-2 weeks. Careful as... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Second opinion: Every eye symptom and condition can be diagnosed. Seek a second opinion or discuss with your primary care physician and he/she may be able to assist i... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Pinguecula: Your question does not provide enough details to be sure what you are asking. If the fuzzy spot is on the white of the eye on the nose side of what ap... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Yes probably: Sinus surgery does not affect the eyesight. However the tears do flow from the eye to the nose so might be perturbed somewhat by the surgery. In g... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Several: There are indeed a number of genetic conditions that produce cysts or lumps in different areas of the body. One of the most common would be a conditio... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Great question: This great question to which a book could be written in reply. Simply, there are rare cancers that can be passed on from a parent. In general ho... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Yes: Mrsa is usually spread by skin-to-skin contact. If you have it in your eye and transfer to your skin after rubbing your eye, it is possible this could... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Very different: Communicable disease are diseases that you can catch from someone else. Genetic diseases are caused by changes in your genes. Genetic diseases can onl... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Yes: Changes in genes can occur spontaneously. You could say that genetic disease has to start with some one and then get passed on. Frequently however ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Poorly: The first evidence that humans tried to imprve vision was the discovery of magnifying 'pebbles' about 1500 years ago. In ancient times, those with ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
No: Drusen do not themselves cause vision loss. In advanced amd, vision is loss because: in 'dry' amd, the light sensitive cells are lost (the photore... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
No: When the surgery in the question is 'cataract surgery', then the is no urgency at all. This can be done at any time. If there is no blurred vision, th... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Careful evaluation: Double vision has many causes. If it as a result of misalignment of the eyes, then examination by an ophthalmologist or neurologist is appropriate. Ca... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
PVD: Let's be clear that you mean posterior vitreous detachment'. Other branches of medicine use this abbreviation for other conditions. If you know you h... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Not really: Eye focusing exercises have very limited usefulness in the adult.

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University College London
Graduated 2000MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Southampton Faculty of Medicine
Graduated 1992MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Southampton
Graduated 1991MD

Medical/Graduate school

Faculty of medicine univ of southampton
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

Moorfields Eye Hospital

Residency

Southampton General Hospital

Awards

Technology and Innovation Award, OHSU
Honorary Lecturership, Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Who's who in America, Who's Who in American Medicine

Affiliations

Macula Society
American Ophthalmological Society
Royal College of Ophthalmologists
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