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Tina Rutar

Tina Rutar, MD

Office Information

Doctor's Contact Information

  • Office Phone: 541-779-2020

Cataract & Laser Institute




Primary Specialty

  • Pediatric Opthalmology


  • Pediatric Opthalmology

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Education and Training


Harvard Medical School, Medical School


University of California, San Francisco, Opthalmology


UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute, Ophthalmology


Dr. Tina Rutar is a pediatric ophthalmologist who specializes in conditions including strabismus (crossed or misaligned eyes), amblyopia (lazy eye) and cataracts in adults and children. She is currently the only strabismus specialist in Southern Oregon.

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 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, and she has published over 35 articles in medical journals.

Dr. Rutar has experience treating patients with amblyopia, strabismus, cataracts, congenital eye malformations, unusual eye movements, eyelid ptosis, and nasolacrimal duct obstruction.

Dr. Rutar is fluent in English, Slovenian, Spanish and German.

To schedule an appointment, call (541) 779-2020

Teaching or Professional Positions

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics at the University of California San Francisco

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

American Academy of Ophthalmology


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