Loren Barrus, MD

Loren Barrus, MD

A highly-skilled ophthalmologist, providing total eye care including diagnosis of eye diseases and treatment which can include surgical eye procedures.

Dr. Barrus is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist; his experience includes more than 30 years of serving the community with his physician/surgeon services. His work at the Institute includes well over 14,000 successful eye surgeries. In the community, he continues to donate his time and commitment with several civic organizations. He is am active lecturer on eye care and contributes to ophthalmology textbooks.

Dr Barrus recently preformed cataract surgery on both of my eyes. I would like to express my sincere thanks to you and your staff for the extraordinary experience i had. I was treated with courtesy and friendliness and found your facility most efficient.
Pete, Medford

Dr. Barrus has been a physician and surgeon at Cataract & Laser Institute since 1989. He has been the president since 1993. During that time he has performed well over 14,000 eye surgeries. These include cataract and lens-implant surgery with multi-focal and accommodating lenses.

Dr. Barrus has published and presented original research at national meetings. He has lectured extensively and made numerous contributions to ophthalmology textbooks.

His hobbies include water and snow skiing, fishing, and tennis. He served in the Boy Scouts of America and Cub Scouts for over 15 years. He also coached youth soccer and Pop Warner football for 12 years.

Dr. Barrus is currently accepting new patients.

Education
Bachelor of Science, Brigham Young University
- Major: Premedical Zoology, minor: German
- Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Valedictorian, College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences
- Alivina Soffell Barrett and Presidential academic scholarships

Medical Degree
- University of Utah School of Medicine
- Graduated second out of 116 students
- Vice-president Alpha Omega, Alpha Honor Society
- Cora Hayward scholarship award

Training
- Transitional Internship: LDS and Primary Children's Hospitals, Salt Lake City
- Ophthalmology Residency and Post-Residency Associateship: University of Iowa, Department of Ophthalmology

Professional Memberships
- Diplomat American Board of Ophthalmology
- Currently listed in "Guide to America's Top Ophthalmologists"
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
- Jackson County Medical Society
- Iowa Eye Association
- Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology
- American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

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    This place is filled with staff who values everyone who walks into their office. They take their time to show every patient the same level of excellence care and service. As response to the negative comments, I for one don't want anyone rushing to get me out the door, without full proper correction of what ever brought me in to their office. The office management, Janice and Paula have always been friendly and make sure that they have had great staff to provide only the best.
    Rea Riggs
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    I’ve purchased two pairs of prescription Oakleys from the optical shop here, one sunglasses and the other progressives. They had an excellent selection of both high-end and budget frames and Gary and Jenny were very helpful in choosing and fitting the frames. Both sets of glasses turned out great—amazingly clear and comfortable! Highly recommended!
    Martin Stadtmueller
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    I could not be more pleased by the treatment I received from Dr. Rutar and her staff. She performed two cataract surgeries for me and each time she carefully explained all the options and risks along with the likely outcomes. I was completely confident in her approach, as well as in her staff, who are very pleasant and professional.
    Lee Baldwin
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    1 one of the most professional office i seen. Very clean. Appointment on time. Staff very nice.
    ECB Klamath
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    Had debris in my eyes. Didn't think I flushed it all out. They got me in within a couple hours of calling and checked my eyes out for me. Very Professional and friendly staff. Highly recommend them. Thank you Dr. Barrus :)
    Yancy Savage
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    Other than some billing issues I am more than pleased with my results. Dr. Rutar made the experience safe and easy. Thank you.
    H Bruce Smith
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    I was very impressed with Dr Rutar. She immediately ordered the proper blood tests to diagnose my rare disease. It was missed by other physicians for over 5 years. It's great to finally know!
    Leann Z.
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    Terry and Wendy (in the surgery center) were WONDERFUL, PROFESSIONAL, and explained everything to me. They are amazing at what they do. I highly recommend the office. It is a caring environment with friendly staff. My first surgery was done at another location and they did not give me discharge instructions. Here they not only gave me the instructions, but took the time to explain it all to me. Thank you again for a great experience!!!
    Henry Harold
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    I can't rave enough about the amazing Dr. Rutar. I deeply respect and admire her skill and knowledge. I had strabismus (eye muscle) surgery done by Dr. Rutar February 2018. I'm 32 and my left eye has been "lazy" my whole life, due to an underdeveloped muscle. More than a year later, my eyes are still aligned. The incisions healed beautifully and my depth perception is spot on. You'd never know what my eyes have been though and I'll be scheduling an appointment for contacts soon. If you're considering this surgery, as scary may seem, I urge you to push through that fear. It was well worth it. My life has changed for the better because of it. Telling Dr. Rutar, "thank you" - will never be enough.
    Bethany Lang
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    I had a great experience here. I was greeted promptly and treated courteously. Dr Spaulding and his staff were amazing. The length of my visit was to be expected for visiting a doctors office. I would not change a thing with the experience. Thank you!!!
    Jamie Hay