Dr. Balish joined Oregon Eye Specialists in 1998. He has particular expertise in cataract surgery utilizing premium IOL’s to reduce patients need for glasses for both distance and near vision. He is Portland’s most experienced Crystalens provider and the first surgeon in Portland to use the micro-incisional surgery technique. Dr. Balish has 19 years of experience in laser refractive surgery and LASIK. His practice also includes treating patients with glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts. Dr. Balish graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School and completed his ophthalmology residency at Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University. He is board certified in ophthalmology, is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive surgery.