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Amy Y. Tong, M.D.


About me:

Amy Y. Tong, M.D.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Cornea and External Disease
  • LASIK/PRK Refractive Surgery
  • Advanced Cataract Surgery


Barnes Road
Phone: (503) 227-2020

Board Eligible, American Board of Ophthalmology

Dr. Amy Y. Tong is a cornea specialist. Her particular clinical interests include diseases of the cornea and corneal transplant surgery, complex cataract surgery, and refractive surgery. Her practice also includes comprehensive ophthalmology and she cares for patients with a wide variety of eye conditions.

Dr. Tong completed her undergraduate studies in biology at Duke University, graduating magna cum laude. She subsequently attended the Duke University School of Medicine, where she obtained her M.D. degree. She completed her medical internship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, in San Jose, CA, and then returned to Durham, North Carolina, to complete her ophthalmology residency at the Duke Eye Center. Dr. Tong went on to complete a fellowship in cornea, external diseases, and refractive surgery at the University of Michigan’s Kellogg Eye Center.

Dr. Tong loves getting to know her patients and working together as a team to improve their vision. She credits her grandmother, a Professor of Ophthalmology in Kunming, China who still continues weekly clinics at the age of 84, for having inspired her with her love of ophthalmology as well as her dedication to patient care.

While working with patients is what she enjoys the most, Dr. Tong has also published multiple articles and presented at many national and international meetings in the field. She is an active member in the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the Cornea Society.

In her spare time, Dr. Tong enjoys traveling, hiking, salsa dancing, and spending time with her husband, and their cat, Oliver.

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2018 - 2019
Cornea Fellowship
Kellogg Eye Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan
2015 - 2018
Residency in Ophthalmology
Duke Eye Center, Durham, North Carolina
2014 - 2015
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, California
Medical School
2010 - 2014
Doctor of Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina
2005 - 2009
Bachelor of Science, Biology
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina


American Medical Association
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Cornea Society


1. Tong A, Tong SY, Zhang Y, Lamlertthon S, Sharma-Kuinkel BK, Rude T, Ahn SH, Ruffin F, Llorens L, Tamarana G, Biek D, Critchley I, Fowler VG Jr.. Panton-Valentine "leukocidin is not the primary determinant of outcome for Staphylococcus aureus skin infections: evaluation from the CANVAS studies". PLoS One. 2012;7(5):e37212. Epub 2012 May 18.
2. Nelson CL, Pelak K, Podgoreanu MV, Ahn SH, Scott WK, Allen AS, Cowell LG, Rude TH, Zhang Y, Tong A, Ruffin F, Sharma-Kuinkel BK, Fowler VG Jr. "A genome-wide association study of variants associated with acquisition of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in a healthcare setting." BMC Infect Dis. 2014 Feb 13;14:83
3. Maldonado RS, Yuan E, Tran-Viet D, Rothman AL,Tong AY, Wallace DK, Freedman SF, Toth CA. "Three-dimensional assessment of vascular and perivascular characteristics in subjects with retinopathy of prematurity." Ophthalmology. 2014 Jun;121(6):1289-96.
4. Rothman AL, Folgar FA, Tong AY, Toth CA. "Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Characterization of Pediatric Epiretinal Membranes." Retina. 2014 Jul;34(7):1323-34.
5. Tong AY, El-Dairi M, Maldonado RS, Yuan EL, Rothman AL, Yuan EL, Stinnett SS, Kupper L, Cotten M, Gustafson KE, Goldstein RF, Freedman SF, Toth CA. "Evaluation of Optic Nerve Development in Preterm and Term Infants Using Handheld Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography." Ophthalmology. 2014 Sep;121(9):1818-26.
6. Rothman AL, Tran-Viet D, Gustafson KE, Goldstein RF, Maguire MG, Tai V, Sarin N, Tong AY, Huang J, Kupper L, Cotten CM, Freedman SF, Toth CA. "Poorer neurodevelopmental outcomes associated with cystoid macular edema identified in preterm infants in the intensive care nursery." Ophthalmology. 2015 Mar;122(3):610-9.
7. Rothman AL, Sevilla MB, Freedman SF, Tong AY, Tai V, Tran-Viet D, Farsiu S, Toth CA, El-Dairi MA. "Assessment of retinal nerve fiber layer thickness in healthy, full-term neonates." Am J Ophthalmol. 2015 Apr;159(4):803-11.
8. Tong AY, Gupta PK, Kim T. "Wound closure and tissue adhesives in clear corneal incision cataract surgery." Current Opin Opth. 2018 Jan;29(1):14-18
9. Tong AY, Passi SF, Gupta PK. Clinical outcomes of lifitegrast 5% ophthalmic solution in the treatment of dry eye disease. Cornea. 2018. Submitted for review.


1. Tong A, Zhang Y, Lamlertthon S, Sharma-Kuinkel BK, Rude T, Ahn SH, Llorens L, Tamarana G, Biek D, Critchley I, Fowler VG Jr.. Presence of pvl Is Associated With Specific Clinical Characteristics in Patients With Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections (cSSSI) Due to Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) & Methicillin-Susceptible S. aureus (MSSA): Results From 2 Multinational Clinical Trials. Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), Boston, MA. Sept 14, 2010.
2. Tran-Viet D, Maldonado RS, Yuan EL, Tong AY, Toth CA. Handheld Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging in Undilated Preterm Infants in the NICU. Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Seattle, WA. May 6, 2013.
3. Rothman AL, Folgar FA, Tong AY, Toth CA. A Comparison of Macular Morphology of Pediatric Versus Adult Eyes with Epiretinal Membranes. Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Seattle, WA. May 7, 2013.
4. Tong AY, Maldonado R, Tran-Viet D, Rothman A, Yuan E, Dubis A, Stinnett S, El-Dairi M, Freedman S, Toth CA. Optic Nerve Parameters in Preterm and Full Term Infants Using Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (SDOCT). Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Seattle, WA. May 9, 2013.
5. Tong AY, Stinnett SS, Bordelon AH, Singh TK, Kuo A, Vann RR. Comparison of the Variation of Astigmatic Measurements in Landmark-Based Keratometry Versus Traditional Keratometry. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), Los Angeles, CA. May 9, 2017.

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

Wilsonville Office
29250 SW Town Center Loop W
Wilsonville, OR 97070
Phone : (503) 582-0000

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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.

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