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Rebecca L. Armour, M.D.



About me:

Rebecca L. Armour, M.D.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Advanced Cataract Surgery
  • General Ophthalmology
  • Medical Management of Glaucoma and Diabetes

Locations

  • Northwest | (503) 227-2020
  • Barnes Road | (503) 227-2020
  • Tigard | (503) 227-2020

Advanced Cataract Surgery, General Ophthalmology
and Medical Management of Glaucoma and Diabetes
Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology

Rebecca L Armour, M.D. was named one of Portland's Top Doctors in 2014 and 2017 by Portland Monthly Magazine.

Dr. Rebecca L. Armour, M.D. comes to us with eight years experience as an ophthalmologist at Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, where she has treated a wide range of eye conditions, such as cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma, and has served as Director of Comprehensive Ophthalmology.


Dr. Armour enjoys caring for her patients over time and getting to know them. She loves to help people improve their quality of life by having better eyesight.

She was named one of Portland's Top Doctors in 2014 by Portland Monthly Magazine. She is experienced in complex cataract surgery and advanced intraocular lens surgery. Her special area of interest is the surgical management of cataracts in patients with complicated underlying eye diseases such as retinal disease, inflammatory eye disease, and glaucoma.

During her time as Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at OHSU, Dr. Armour served as Associate Residency Program Director and was instrumental in training the next generation of ophthalmology residents to be excellent physicians and surgeons. She also served as Director of Medical Student Education in Ophthalmology. At OHSU she received Distinguished Service Awards and Teaching Awards. She is an Examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Armour grew up in Michigan, and received her undergraduate degree from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and her M.D. from Michigan State University. She completed an ophthalmology residency at Casey Eye Institute, OHSU. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, violin, and spending time with her husband and three children.

 

Education:

POSITIONS AND EMPLOYMENT

2014 Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
 
2006-2014 Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
 
2013-2014 Director, Comprehensive Ophthalmology Division, Casey Eye Institute,
Oregon Health & Science University
 

EDUCATION

Residency
2003 – 2006

Residency in Ophthalmology
Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
 

Internship
2002 – 2003

Internal Medicine Internship
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
 

Medical School
1998 - 2002

Doctor of Medicine
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, MI
 

Undergraduate
1993 - 1997

B.S. Chemistry, B.A. English
Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
 

HONORS & AWARDS

Named one of Portland’s Top Doctors 2014 Portland Monthly Magazine
 
Residency Program Teaching Award 2012 Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
 
Faculty of the Year/Distinguished Service Award 2010 Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
 
Resident of the Year/Distinguished Service Award 2005 Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
 
Outstanding First Year Resident Award 2003 Internal Medicine Residency Program, Michigan State University
 
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society 2001
 
 
Paul C. Linnell, MD. Endowed Scholarship 2000, 2001 Award in honor of Ophthalmologist, Dr. Linnell, based on academic excellence, leadership skills, community service, and volunteerism.
 
Presidential Scholarship, Calvin College 1993 - 1997
 
 
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Summer Research Grant Positions 1994, 1995  

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

2003 – Present
American Academy of Ophthalmology
 
2012 – 2013
Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology
 
2004 – 2011
The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
 
2003 – Present
Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology
 
2003 – Present
Oregon Medical Association
 
2007 – Present
Oregon Ophthalmological Alumni Association
 
2004 – 2005
The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
 

ACTIVITIES

2012 – Present
Oral Board Examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology
 
 
2013 – 2014
Operating Room Committee
 
Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
2009 – 2014
Cataract Surgeon for the Uveitis Division
I perform the cataract surgeries for patients of the Uveitis service at Casey Eye Institute. I instruct the Uveitis fellows in perioperative management and surgical planning, and mentor them in the operating room on uveitic cataract surgery cases.
 
2006 – 2013
Associate Residency Program Director
 
Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
 
2008 – 2014
Director of Medical Student Education in Ophthalmology
 
School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University
2008 – 2014
Clerkship Director, Advanced Ophthalmology Clerkship
 
School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University
2006 – 2014
Coordinator, Morbidity and Mortality Conference/Surgery and Case Management Conference
 
Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
2008, -10 -11 -12
Chair, Resident Selection Committee
 
 
2005, 2013
Member, Resident Selection Committee
 
Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
2008 – 2014
Medical Student Advisor and Mentor
 
Oregon Health & Science University
2009
Certificate in Human Investigations
 
Human Investigations Program, Oregon Health & Science University
2007, 2008
Collaborative Casey-Devers Research Day, Casey Eye Institute
 
Judge of Presentations for Kenneth Swan Resident Research Prize
May 17, 2007; May 15, 2008
2006
Internal Review Committee for Neuropathology Residency
 
Resident GME Representative, Oregon Health & Science University
2005 – 2006
Graduate Medical Education Committee
 
Resident Representative, Oregon Health & Science University
April 6 – 9, 2005
Resident Delegate from Oregon
American Academy of Ophthalmology, Mid-Year Forum

PRESENTATIONS

2010 Cataract Surgery in Uveitis: Outcomes, Perioperative Management, and Surgical Pearls
 
Grand Rounds, Casey Eye institute/Devers Eye Institute, June 4, 2010
2009 The Ophthalmology Consult 4th Annual NW Regional Hospital Medicine Conference, Portland, OR, Sept. 25, 2009
 
2009 The Red Eye
 
Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of Oregon, Inc., April 22, 2009
2008 Eye Problems in the Elderly
 
Oregon Ophthalmological Alumni Association Technicians Meeting, May 9, 2008
2008 Eye Problems in the Elderly
 
39th Annual Family Medicine Review, Portland, OR, February 25, 2008
2008 Phacoemulsification: from Kelman to Torsional
 
Grand Rounds, Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, January 9, 2008
2007 Cataracts and Glaucoma: Causes, Visual Symptoms, and Treatment
 
2007 Pacific Northwest Conference For Agencies Serving People Who are Blind and Visually Impaired, September 5, 2007
2007 Ophthalmology in the Primary Care Setting
 
38th Annual Family Medicine Review, Portland, OR, February 13, 2007
2007 The Red Eye
 
OHSU Physician Assistance Students and Family Medicine Residents, April 19, 2007
2007 Ophthalmology and Dermatology
 
OHSU Dermatology Residency Program, May 30, 2007
2006 Ophthalmology Anatomy: Surgical Implications
 
Casey Eye Institute Operating Room Staff and Nurses
2006 Pre- and Post-Operative Clues to Potential Cataract Complications
 
Post Graduate Convention Ophthalmic Assistants/Technicians Meeting Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology
2005 Ocular Development Oregon School Nurse Association, Annual Conference

PUBLICATIONS & ABSTRACTS

2014 NORDIC Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Study Group Writing Committee, Wall M, McDermott MP, Kieburtz KD, Corbett JJ, Feldon SE, Friedman DI, Katz DM, Keltner JL, Schron EB, Kupersmith MJ. Effect of acetazolamide on visual function in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension and mild visual loss: the idiopathic intracranial hypertension treatment trial. JAMA. 2014 Apr 23-30;311(16):1641-51.  
2014 Jia Y, Wei E, Wang X, Zhang X, Morrison JC, Parikh M, Lombardi LH, Gattey DM, Armour RL, Edmunds B, Kraus MF, Fujimoto JG, Huang D. Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography of Optic Disc Perfusion in Glaucoma. Ophthalmology. 2014 Mar 11.  
2013 Huang D, Tang M, Wang L, Zhang X, Armour RL, Gattey DM, Lombardi LH, Koch DD. Optical coherence tomography-based corneal power measurement and intraocular lens power calculation following laser vision correction (an American Ophthalmological Society thesis). Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 2013 Sep;111:34-45.  
2012 Sehi M, Bhardwaj N, Chung YS, Greenfield DS; Advanced Imaging for Glaucoma Study Group. Evaluation of baseline structural factors for predicting glaucomatous visual-field progression using optical coherence tomography, scanning laser polarimetry and confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy. Eye (Lond). 2012 Dec;26(12):1527-35.  
2012 Huang D, Chopra V, Lu AT, Tan O, Francis B, Varma R; Advanced Imaging for Glaucoma Study-AIGS Group. Does optic nerve head size variation affect circumpapillary retinal nerve fiber layer thickness measurement by optical coherence tomography? Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 Jul 27;53(8):4990-7.  
2010 Armour RL, Choi CD, Kempen JH, Daniel E, Kaçmaz RO, Jabs DA, Levy-Clarke GA, Nussenblatt RB, Thorne JE, Foster CS, Rosenbaum JT, Suhler EB. Visual Outcome of Inflammatory Eye Disease Patients Undergoing Cataract Surgery. Published Abstract, Poster Presentation, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2010.
Received 2010 “Best Poster” Award
 
2007 Armour RL, Ousley PJ, Wall J, Hoar K, Stoeger C, Terry MA. Endothelial Keratoplasty Using Donor Tissue Not Suitable for Full Thickness Penetrating Keratoplasty. Cornea. 2007 Jun;26(5):515-9.  
2006 Lauer A, Wilson D, Volpe N, Gattey D, Chung K, Hwang T, Armour R. Video-Based Eye Surgical Skills Assessment, Poster, American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, 11/12/06  
2005 Armour RL, Wertheim MS, Mathers WD, Ousley PJ, Terry MA. Deep Lamellar Endothelial Keratoplasty (DLEK) normalizes the total and higher order aberrations. Published Abstract, Poster Presentation, The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology  
2004 Armour RL, Wilson DJ, Ousley PJ, Terry MA. Deep Lamellar Endothelial Keratoplasty (DLEK): How deep and uniform is the manual stromal dissection and does it affect vision? Published Abstract, Poster Presentation, The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology  
1995 Blankespoor R, Smart R, Batts E, Kiste A, Lew (Armour) R, VanderVliet M. “Photochemistry of 1-Alkoxy- and 1-(Benzyloxy)-9,10-anthraquinones in Methanol: a Facile Process for the Preparation of Aldehydes and Ketones” Journal of Organic Chemistry, 1995, 60, 6852-6859.  

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE

2008 - present
Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology
2006 – present
Medical licensure, Oregon

COMMUNITY SERVICE / PERSONAL

2004, 2005, 2006 Children’s Health Fair Vision Screening Volunteer, Brentwood Darlington Community Center, Portland, OR
2009
Trained a Unite for Sight Volunteer
 
1997 - 1998
Violinist, Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, Anchorage, AK
 
1994-1997
Concertmaster, Calvin College Orchestra
 
Hobbies Violin, Plants, Hiking

Practice Locations:

Northwest Office
1955 NW Northrup St
Portland, OR 97209
Phone : (503) 227-2020

Barnes Road Office
9555 SW Barnes Rd, Suite 201
Portland, OR 97225
Phone : (503) 227-2020

Tigard Office
15298 SW Royalty Pkwy
Tigard, OR 97224
Phone : (503) 227-2020

 

Preparing for your Visit:

Prior to Your Appointment: Please complete and print the Patient history, HIPPA and payment policy forms even if you are an established patient. Once you have completed the forms, please bring them with you on the day of your appointment. Due to privacy issues, please do not attempt to send these forms to our office via e-mail.

Please check with your insurance company(s) to verify your “vision care” coverage for routine eye examinations by calling the customer service phone number listed on your insurance card. You may also call this same number to verify “medical” benefits for medically necessary visits and procedures.

The Day of Your Appointment:
Bring your current medical insurance card(s) with you.

  • The co-pay amount listed on your insurance card will be collected at the time of your visit.
  • For charges not covered by your individual insurance plan, payment is due at the time of service. Prompt pay discounts are available on certain services. Please ask at the front desk.

As part of your examination with us today, your pupils may be dilated. With dilation, most people experience light sensitivity and difficulty with near vision (such as reading). Some individuals also have difficulty seeing in the distance. The effects of the dilation can last several hours.

Patient Forms:

Patient History

HIPAA

Payment Policy

Request an Appointment:

Request Appointment Online  
 
Northwest Office: 503-227-2020  
Barnes Road Office: 503-227-2020  
Tigard Office: 503-227-2020  
 

 

Patient Accounts:

If you have questions about your account or insurance, please call our patient accounts representatives at: 503-344-5115.

Administration:

503-557-2020

Videos & Reviews:

Dr. Rebecca Armour Reviews:

Dr. Armour is really sweet and knowledgable.  Dr. A is highly recommended. -Zoc Doc Review

I was well treated by everyone and my fears were alleviated by Dr. Armour. She explained my condition very well and I understood it.-Zoc  Doc Review

Dr. Armour is kind and understanding. Highly recommended!- Vitals Review

Dr. Armour is kind, caring, thorough.- Vitals Review

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