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Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cornea and External Disease
Uveitis and Advanced Cataract Surgery
Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology
Dr. Jason Skalet was named one of Portland's Top Doctors in 2017 by Portland Monthly Magazine.
Dr. Jason Skalet is a fellowship trained cornea and external diseases specialist with expertise in corneal transplantation, uveitis and advanced femtosecond laser cataract surgery.
“As a cornea and uveitis specialist, I have a great appreciation for all that the eyes can tell us about a person’s health.”
Dr. Skalet was attracted to the challenging, technical surgeries and meaningful long-term patient care in ophthalmology.
Dr. Jason H Skalet grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and did his medical training in Philadelphia at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania. While there he met his wife, Alison. He also discovered a passion for the specialty of ophthalmology. Dr. Skalet was attracted to the challenging, technical surgeries and meaningful long-term patient care in ophthalmology. He spent an additional year as a student participating in research and international clinical experiences in ophthalmology. Dr. Skalet completed his ophthalmology residency at the Scheie Eye Institute/University of Pennsylvania in 2007, where he enjoyed learning the breadth of ophthalmology, but became particularly interested in advanced corneal disease and inflammatory eye disease.
After residency, Dr. Skalet pursued this interest by completing a fellowship in Cornea, Uveitis and Refractive Surgery at the Proctor Foundation/University of California San Francisco. There, Dr. Skalet studied the latest corneal surgery techniques and the newest developments in the diagnosis and management of inflammatory conditions of the eyes. Prior to joining the EyeHealth Northwest team, Dr. Skalet spent four years as the sole referral cornea and uveitis specialist for East Bay Kaiser Permanente, in Oakland, California, servicing a population of approximately 300,000 patients. In this role, Dr. Skalet enjoyed seeing the most challenging medical and surgical cases in his areas of expertise. Because of his skill in handling complicated cases, he served as a referral specialist for other corneal specialists within the Northern California Kaiser system and as a surgical mentor for the UCSF cornea fellowship program, where he had an appointment as Adjunct Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology.
At EyeHealth Northwest, Dr. Skalet enjoys providing the full gamut of routine eye care, including diabetic exams, cataract checks and glaucoma care as well as taking care of both adult and pediatric patients with complex corneal, anterior segment disease and uveitis. Dr. Skalet is adept at the surgical and medical management of all corneal and external eye diseases, including lamellar keratoplasty, complex cataract surgery and refractive surgery. He is also one of a few fellowship-trained specialists in ocular inflammatory diseases in Oregon and southwest Washington. These diseases include scleritis, iritis, pars planitis and posterior uveitis—all conditions commonly associated with rheumatologic disorders and systemic infections. Dr Skalet takes great pride in being part of the medical treatment team for patients with ocular complications from these systemic diseases.
Like many of his colleagues at EyeHealth Northwest, Dr Skalet has a commitment to community service and international collaboration. He has traveled to work with local ophthalmologists in Japan, Botswana, India, and Thailand. He finds the opportunity to improve eye care worldwide and the friendships made on these international voyages deeply satisfying. On these trips he has participated in clinical research, performed surgeries, and lectured at universities.
In his free time, Dr. Skalet enjoys travel, hiking, tennis, skiing and golf. He especially enjoys exploring Portland and the Pacific Northwest with his young family and is delighted to call this beautiful area home.
2007 - 2008
Fellow in Cornea, External Disease, Refractive Surgery, and Uveitis
2004 - 2007
Residency in Ophthalmology
2003 - 2004
Transitional Year Intern
Doctor of Medicine
Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience
|2012||Oregon Medical License|
|2008||American Board of Ophthalmology|
|2007||California Medical License|
|2011 - 2012||Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA|
|2008 - 2012||Specialist in Cornea and Uveitis, The Permanente Medical Group, Northern California, Oakland and Richmond, CA|
|2007 - 2011||Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA|
|2004 - 2007||Instructor of Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA|
|2012 - Present||Physician, EyeHealth Northwest, Oregon City and Milwaukie, OR|
|2008-2012||Specialist in Cornea and Uveitis, The Permanente Medical Group, Northern California, Oakland and Richmond, CA|
|2008-2012||Fellowship Instructor for Fellow in Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery, University of California San Francisco|
|2011 - 2012||Peer Mentor, Department of Ophthalmology, Physicians Helping Physicians Program, The Permanente Group, Northern California, Oakland and Richmond, CA|
|2010 - 2012||Ophthalmology Liaison for Kaiser Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (KLIC) Program for Medical Students, University of California San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA|
|2002||Nagoya University Program for Academic and Cultural Exchange Scholarship Recipient, Nagoya, Japan|
|1998||Bridging the Gaps Award for design and implementation of health curriculum for foster children living in West Philadelphia, PA|
|1996||Webster Foundation Award for neuroscience research, Amherst College|
|2008||Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand Participated in a site visit to develop a collaboration between the Francis I. Proctor Foundation and the Chiang Mai University Department of Ophthalmology to study telemedicine diagnosis of cytomegalovirus retinitis in patients with human immunodeficiency virus.|
|2007||Aravind Eye Institute, Madurai, India Participated in a multi-center international study investigating the use of steroids in the treatment of corneal ulcers as a member of the Francis I. Proctor team.|
|2004, 2007||Princess Marina Hospital Department of Ophthalmology, Gabarone, Botswana Developed a clinical resident elective in ophthalmology at the Princess Marina Hospital which fosters an ongoing clinical relationship between the Scheie Eye Institute and the Princess Marina Hospital.|
|2001 - 2001||Research student, Laboratory of Eric Pierce, MD PhD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA Studied the molecular basis for retinal degeneration in retinitis pigmentosa.|
|2002||Research student, Laboratory of Makoto Nakamura, MD, Nagoya University Department of Ophthalmology Investigated genotype-phenotype correlations in retinal degeneration.|
|2002||Nagoya University Program for Academic and Cultural Exchange, Nagoya, Japan Participated in university cultural exchange program including observership in ophthalmology at Nagoya University Medical Center.|
|Skalet, J.H., Fram, N.R., Hwang, D.G. Use of Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography (ASOCT) to Examine Differential Changes in Graft and Recipient Corneal Thickness After Descemet’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK). The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, April 27-May 1, 2008.|
|Fram, N.R., Skalet, J.H., Hwang, D.G. Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK) in a High-Risk Patient Population. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, April 27-May 1, 2008.|
|Liu, Q., Lyubarsky, A., Skalet, J.H., Pugh, E.N. Jr, Pierce, E.A. (2003) RP1 is Required for the Correct Stacking of the Outer Segment Discs. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 44(10): 4171-83.|
|Nakamura, M., Skalet, J., Miyake, Y. (2003) RDH5 Gene Mutations and the Electroretinogram in Fundus Albipunctatus with or without Macular Dystrophy. Documenta Ophthalmologica 107(1): 3-11.|
|Skalet, J., Liu, Q., Pierce, E.A. Doublecortin Domains in the RP1 Protein Contribute to its Interaction with Microtubules in the Photoreceptor Connecting Cilia. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, May 4-10, 2002.|
|Skalet, J.H., Update on Corneal Surgery Techniques. Lecturer for Kaiser Permanente Optometry Continuing Medical Education Program, Oakland CA, January 2009.|
|Skalet, J.H., Diseases of the Anterior Segment. Guest panelist for resident review course, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand, January 2008.|
|Skalet, J.H., LASIK Patient Education Seminar. University of California, San Francisco, August 2007.|
|Skalet, J.H., Ophthalmic Manifestations of Systemic Diseases. Lecturer for Ophthalmic Nursing Program, Princess Marina Hospital, Gabarone, Botswana, March 2007.|
|Skalet, J.H., Identification and Treatment of Glaucoma. Lecturer for Ophthalmic Nursing Program, Princess Marina Hospital, Gabarone, Botswana, March 2007.|
|Skalet, J.H., Fungal Diseases of the Eye. Internal Medicine Resident Lecture Series, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, November 2006.|
|Skalet, J.H., Stevens-Johnson Syndrome: A Case Report. Heed Adler Lecture, Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania, April 2006.|
|Skalet, J.H., The Residency Match 101. Lecturer for third year medical students, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, April 2003.|
|2008||The Cornea Society|
|2008||The American Society of Cataract and Refractive surgery|
|2004||American Academy of Ophthalmology|
|1998||American Medical Association|
Oregon City Office
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 Skallet is always friendly, yet professional, & is good about explaining ongoing and/or new conditions with my eye health- Email Survey
I have seen Dr. Skalet before, and he is very kind and very professional. I was having a lot of difficulties with my eyes, and instead of just telling me what was wrong, he gave me a lot of options on how to take care of the issues I was having. I appreciated that very much- Zoc Doc Review
I really like Dr. Skalet, he is friendly, professional, very efficient and fun. My dad went to see him the day before I did and he was also very impressed with him, said he had a better eye exam than from his previous doctor. That is good to hear!- Zoc Doc Review
Dr. Skalet is professional, funny and answered all my questions. Thank you!- Zoc Doc Review