Dr Rutar is a pediatric ophthalmologist who specializes in correcting eye muscle disorders (misaligned eyes), which includes lazy eyes and crossed eyes, in adults and children which includes conditions such as strabismus (crossed or misaligned eyes), amblyopia (lazy eye) and cataracts in adults and children. She is currently the only strabismus specialist in Southern Oregon.
Dr Rutar's primary specialty is pediatric ophthalmology and her experience includes treating patients with amblyopia, strabismus, cataracts, congenital eye malformations, unusual eye movements, eyelid ptosis, and nasolacrimal duct obstruction.
Prior to joining Cataract & Laser Institute, Dr Rutar was an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics at the University of California San Francisco.
Dr Rutar earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 2003, with a Residency at the University of California San Francisco and Fellowship at the UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute. She is a member of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus as well as the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
- Harvard Medical School
- Residency at the University of California San Francisco
- Fellowship at the UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute
- Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology
- Strabismus as well as the American Academy of Ophthalmology
"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
"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
"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
"Was able to easily get exam completed for my daughter and find her glasses that she liked!!"
~ Thriving Man
"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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~ ECB Klamath