Phone: (503) 656-4221
Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology
"The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light." (Matthew 6:22)
Dr. J. Kevin McKinney was named one of Portland's Top Doctors in 2018 by Portland Monthly Magazine.
Dr. McKinney is a fellowship trained glaucoma specialist and comprehensive ophthalmologist, with expertise in glaucoma and advanced cataract surgery.
Dr. McKinney is experienced in many techniques for the surgical management of glaucoma, including trabeculectomy, glaucoma drainage devices, SLT laser, and iStent implants.
"One hundred years ago, glaucoma was a uniformly blinding disease. With recent advances in diagnostic technology, medical therapy and surgical technique, blindness due to glaucoma is now uncommon in the USA. Our current challenge in caring for persons with glaucoma is to preserve a lifetime of good vision without diminishing quality of life."
Dr. McKinney received his B.S. in Biology, Phi Beta Kappa, from Baylor University and also participated in Honors Study at St. Peter's College at Oxford University. He graduated from Medical School at Baylor College of Medicine and continued his studies at Johns Hopkins University where he received a Master of Public Health, Epidemiology. Dr. McKinney spent a year as a missionary at ECWA Eye Hospital, Kano, Nigeria, West Africa. Upon his return to the United States, he completed his residency in Ophthalmology and Fellowship in Glaucoma at the University of Iowa. He practiced on the Glaucoma Faculty for three years at King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia before joining EyeHealth Northwest in 1998.
Dr. McKinney has served on the Executive Committee of the Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology since 2000 and was President of the organization from 2010-2012. He currently serves as the glaucoma representative on the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Patient Education Committee and is an Examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. McKinney enjoys teaching and lecturing. He has presented as faculty at several international meetings, including ones in Nepal, Israel, Japan and China, and served as volunteer faculty with ORBIS, the flying eye hospital. Like many of his partners at EyeHealth Northwest, Dr. McKinney shares a strong commitment to serving the medical needs of those living in less privilege situations. His short-term medical trips have focused on training local physicians through lectures and one-on-one surgical demonstration.
Dr. McKinney and his wife, Greta, met studying Public Health at Johns Hopkins. She is a RN with work experience ranging from the NIH treatment ICU in Bethesda Maryland to village health nursing in rural Benin Republic, West Africa. Their three children, Christian, James and Noelle, attended a Mandarin language immersion program throughout elementary school and all share a love for music, reading, swimming and camping. The family is active in their church and in the ministry of Eagle Fern Camp (a local Christian summer camp).
1994 - 1995
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
1990 - 1993
|Residency in Ophthalmology
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
1987 - 1988
St. Joseph Hospital, Houston, TX
1983 - 1987
|Doctor of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
1988 - 1989
|Master of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University
School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD
1980 - 1983
|Bachelor of Science, Biology
Baylor University, Waco, TX
|1998||Oregon Board of Medical Examiners, MD21053|
|1994||American Board of Ophthalmology|
|1993||Iowa State Board of Medical Examiners, 29197 (Inactive)|
|1988||Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, H4540 (Inactive)|
|Willamette Falls Hospital, Oregon City, OR|
|Providence Milwaukie Hospital, Milwaukie, OR|
|Legacy Meridian Park Hospital, Tualatin, OR|
|Legacy Portland Hospitals, Portland, OR|
|Adventist Medical Center, Portland, OR|
|Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR|
|September 1998 - Present||Private Practice, EyeHealth Northwest|
|1995 - July 1998||Consultant, Glaucoma Division
King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
|January 1994 - June 1994||Locum Tenens, Southeast Iowa Eye Specialists
Ottumwa Regional Health Center
|September 1989 - June 1990||Associate Missionary
SIM International, ECWA Eye Hospital
Kano, Nigeria, West Africa
|1995 - 1996||King Saud University
Basic Science Course in Ophthalmology
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
|1994||University of Iowa, Department of Ophthalmology
Basic Science Lecture Series
|American Academy of Ophthalmology|
|American Glaucoma Society|
|Christian Medical and Dental Society|
|Christian Ophthalmology Society|
|Executive Committee, Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology|
|Iowa Eye Association|
|McKinney JK, Alward WLM: Unilateral pigmentary glaucoma caused by angle recession. [photo essay] Archives of Ophthalmology 1997; 115:1478-9|
|McKinney JK: World View: Saudi Arabia, Argus: Ophthalmology World News. February 1997; 2:27,33|
|Haynes WL, Alward WLM, McKinney JK, Munden PM, Verdick R: Quantitation of iris transillumination defects in eyes of patients with pigmentary glaucoma. J Glaucoma 1994;3:106-113.|
|Haynes WL, Alward WLM, McKinney JK: Low energy argon laser suture lysis after trabeculectomy. [letter]. Am J Ophthalmol 1994;117:800.|
|Rosenfield DB, McCarthy M, McKinney JK, Viswanath NS, Nudelman HB: Stuttering induced by theophylline. [letter] Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, 1994; 73:914,918-20|
|McKinney JK, Kardon RK, Nerad JA: The protective effect of optic nerve sheath fenestration in the unoperated fellow eye in cases of idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. [ARVO #2060] 1993;34 (suppl):1121.|
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1306 Division St
Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone : (506) 656-4221
12050 SE Stevens Rd., Suite 100
Happy Valley, OR 97086
Phone : (503) 656-4221
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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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Dr. McKinney is wonderful. He has always been very careful my eyes. Making good recommendations. I've always had good care. The wait time can be a little long but I simply plan for that. The down side is their optical department is extremely expensive. I am very happy with my care.-Yelp Review
Dr. Kevin McKinney performed surgery on my eye due to glaucoma. He did an excellent job and was a pleasure to deal with. His staff was professional, yet showed concern for me as an individual. They are the best team ever.-Yelp Review
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