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Robert McGlynn, M.D.

About me:

Areas of Expertise:

  • Glaucoma
  • Advanced Cataract Surgery
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology


  • Southeast
  • Northeast
  • Gresham
  • Sunnyside
    Phone: (503) 255-2291

Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology

Dr. Robert McGlynn is a  fellowship trained glaucoma specialist and comprehensive ophthalmologist, with expertise in glaucoma and advanced cataract surgery. Dr. McGlynn is a graduate of Yale University and completed his residency in ophthalmology at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, New York. Dr. McGlynn went on to complete a Glaucoma Fellowship University of Illinois Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. McGlynn has been in private practice in Vermont since 2012. He joined our EyeHealth Northwest team December 2015.



July 2011-June2012
Glaucoma Fellow
University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
July 2008-June 2011
Ophthalmology Residency
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, NY
June 2007-June 2008
Preliminary Year Medicine
Saint Raphael's Hospital, New Haven, CT
Medical School
Medical Doctorate
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
B.S. Physics
State University of New York, Albany, NY


Book Chapters

McGlynn R, WilenskyJ (2015). Late Bleb Leaks. In TM Shaarawy, 3VIB Sherwood, RAHitchings and JG Crows ton (Eds.), Glaucoma Medical Diagnosis <& Therapy (Chap. 86, pp. 851-4) Second edition, Volume One. London; New York: Elsevier Saunders.

Journal Articles

Zhou S, Davidson C, McGlynn R, Stephney G, Dobrenis K, Vanier M, Walkley S; Cholesterol Sequestration in Neurons Deficient in NPC1 or NPC2 Proteins Is Governed by Endosoma1/Lysosomal Processing of Gangliosides Am J Pathol. 2011 Aug;179(2):890-902

George MK, Emerson JW, Cheema SA, McGlynn R, Ford BA, Mar tone JF, Shields MB, Wand M.; Evaluation of a Modified Protocol for Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty; Journal of Glaucoma, 17(3): 197-202, April/May 2008

McGlynn R, Dobrenis C, Walkley SU; Differential Sub cellular Localization of Cholesterol, Gangliosides and Glycosaminoglycans in Murine Models of Mucopolysaccharide Storage Disorders; Journal of Comparative Neurology, 480(4):415-426, Dec 20, 2004

Gondte-Lewis MC, McGlynn R, Walkley SU; Cholesterol Accumulation in NPCl-Deficient Neurons Is GangHoside Dependent; Current Biology, Vol.13,1324-1329, August 5, 2003

Presentations at Professional Meetings:

McGlynn R; Nuances of Normal Tension Glaucoma. Vermont Optometric Association spring meeting 2015

McGlynn R; Trends and Horizons in Glaucoma Surgery. Vermont Optometric Association spring meeting 2015

McGlynn R; Secondary Glaucomas. Vermont Optometric Association spring meeting 2013

Mukkamala K, McGlynn R, Dorairaj S, Rusoff J, Rao S, Sidoti PA, Gentile RC; Decompression Retinopathy: A Review. American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) Poster 2012

McGlynn R., Sidoti P, Samson CM; Efficacy of Baerveldt Glaucoma Implant in Uveitic Glaucoma Versus Primary Open Angle Glaucoma. ARVO Abstract 2011

McGlynn R, Finger PT; Seed Position (Anisotropy) Can Affect Macular Dose During Ophthalmic Plaque Radiation Therapy. ARVO Abstract 2010

McGlynn R, AM A, Amde W, Shulman J, Kedhar S, Samson CM; Anterior Uveitis Prevalence and Activity in Women of Different Reproductive Life Stages. ARVO Abstract 2009

Cheema SA, McGlynn RH, George M, Wand M, Martone JF, Shields MB; Efficacy of 180 vs. 360 Degrees of Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty on Lowering Intraocular Pressure; ARVO Abstract 2006

Professional Memberships:

American Glaucoma Society
American Academy of Ophthalmology


American Society of Clinical Pathology Award for Academic Excellence 2004

Yale School of Medicine Medical Student Research Fellowship 2006



Practice Locations:

Southeast Portland
10819 SE Stark,#200
Portland, OR 97216
Phone : (503) 255-2291

Gresham Office
24601 SE Stark St.
Troutdale, OR 97060
Phone : (503) 255-2291

Northeast Office
Portland, OR 97213
Phone : (503) 255-2291

12050 SE Stevens Rd., Suite 100
Happy Valley, OR 97086
Phone : (503) 255-2291

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.

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Patient History


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Southeast: 503-255-2291  
Gresham: 503-255-2291  
Northeast: 503-255-2291  
Sunnyside: 503-255-2291  

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


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