Our Surgeons

We are privileged to have a wonderful team of specialists.
In addition to being kind and deeply caring, each is highly skilled—performing as many surgical procedures every year as many eye surgeons have opportunity to do in a lifetime.

  • BIORobert Ford, MD

    Robert Ford, MD

    Cataract and LASIK Surgeon

    Professional Profile

    Medical School

    1974 – Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA

    Residency

    1978 – Ophthalmology – Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA

    Medical Practice

    1978 to 1979 – J. L. Pettis Memorial VA Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA

    1979 to 1985 – Private practice, Centralia, WA

    1985 to present – Pacific Cataract and
    Laser Institute

     

    Efficient, pragmatic and generous, Dr. Ford has a gracious, quiet reserve and is able to maintain a steady focus no matter what is going on around him. People appreciate his unpretentious manner. Growing up in Northern California where his father practiced as a physician, young Bob spent hours tinkering with mechanical and electronic devices. He also developed an interest in aviation and earned his pilot’s license at a young age. Bob graduated from college with a degree in physics and decided on medical school out of admiration for his father’s skills. After earning his medical degree, he pursued a residency in ophthalmology because this field of medicine utilized the most physics. After practicing in Western Washington for 6 years, Dr. Ford co-founded Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute. In addition to participating in clinical studies of the excimer laser, he has made many innovations in cataract surgery and laser vision correction. Dr. Ford’s special interests include laser technology, computer programming, hiking, gardening and flying. He has a daughter and son—Laura and Marshall. A superb teacher, Dr. Ford enjoys sharing his knowledge and supporting numerous charitable endeavors. As a dedicated humanitarian, his goal is “To make a positive impact in the lives of those I work with and care for.”

  • BIOBrian Carey, MD

    Brian Carey, MD

    Cataract and LASIK Surgeon

    Professional Profile

    Medical School

    1989 – Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

    Residency

    1993 – Ophthalmology – Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

    Medical Practice

    1993 to 1998 – Polyclinic and private practice, Seattle, WA

    1998 to 2000 – Private practice,
    Birmingham, AL

    2000 to 2010 – Private practice, Seattle, WA

    2010 to present – Pacific Cataract and
    Laser Institute

     

    Friendly, outgoing and optimistic, Dr. Carey is easy to talk with and immediately comfortable to be around. People are attracted to his open honesty and willingness to listen. A native of Seattle, Washington, Brian grew up enjoying the outdoor activities of the Northwest. His father, an ophthalmologist, helped establish the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. At university, Brian majored in cell biology and then pursued medicine. Earning his medical degree, Dr. Carey went on to complete an ophthalmology residency. In addition to cataract surgery, he was fortunate to perform a large number of refractive surgeries and learn valuable techniques from some of the profession’s pioneers. After practicing with his brother in Seattle and then briefly in Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Carey returned to Seattle, where he expanded his surgical skills. Besides performing surgery, he enjoys serving as a team ophthalmologist for the Seattle Seahawks. Dr. Carey’s interests are tennis, golf, scuba diving and snow skiing. He and his wife Vicki, a residential realtor, have a daughter and twin sons—Barbara Ann, Thomas and Joseph. A committed team player, Dr. Carey is gifted with excellent surgical hands, good judgment and holds himself to a high standard of care. “I feel very fortunate and humbled to be able to help people see better.”

  • BIOWilliam Gruzensky, MD

    William Gruzensky, MD

    Cataract and LASIK Surgeon,
    Corneal Specialist

    Professional Profile

    Medical School

    1982 – Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA

    Residency

    1992 – Ophthalmology – Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA

    Medical Practice

    1993 to 1995 – Locum Tenens in Boulder, CO, Aberdeen, SD

    1995 to 1999 – The Wilmer Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

    1999 to present – Pacific Cataract and
    Laser Institute

     

    Friendly, soft-spoken and dependable, Dr. Gruzensky is a good communicator who makes people feel comfortable and relaxed. Patients and doctors appreciate his experience and careful approach to care. Bill grew up in the open canyon lands outside Boulder, Colorado, where his father worked as a chemist. An avid outdoorsman, Bill climbed 16 of Colorado’s highest peaks while a teenager. Graduating from college with a major in chemistry, Bill went on to take medicine. After earning his medical degree, Dr. Gruzensky practiced several years in Alaska and Ethiopia. Going back to school, he took a residency in ophthalmology and completed specialty training in cornea and external eye disease. For 4 years, Dr. Gruzensky taught ophthalmology residents the skills of eye surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, one of the nation’s premier medical schools. An outdoor adventurer, Dr. Gruzensky enjoys skiing, backpacking, mountain climbing, dog sledding and flying. He and his wife Trish, a learning center teacher, have two daughters—Heidi and Michaela. Improving the human condition and quality of people’s lives defines Dr. Gruzensky’s commitment as a surgeon. “It is very rewarding to be able to treat a person who can’t see well and give them new eyesight.”

  • BIOMarshall Ford, MD

    Marshall Ford, MD

    Cataract and LASIK Surgeon,
    Corneal Specialist

    Professional Profile

    Medical School

    2007 Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA

    Residency

    2011 – Ophthalmology – Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA

    Fellowship

    2012 – Cornea and Refractive Surgery – University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

    Medical Practice

    2012 to present – Pacific Cataract and
    Laser Institute

     

    Polite, thoughtful and open, Dr. Ford has a calm and gentle disposition. People appreciate his sincerity and listening skills, as well as his careful precision and attention to detail. Born in Southern California, Marshall grew up in Chehalis, Washington where his father, Dr. Robert Ford, co-founded Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute. As a youngster, Marshall spent a lot of time building devices and taking things apart to discover how they worked. At age 16, he earned his private pilot’s license. Graduating from university with a degree in mechanical engineering, Marshall continued his studies in medical school. After earning his medical degree, Dr. Ford completed an ophthalmology residency and went on to pursue specialty training in cornea and refractive surgery. Dr. Ford enjoys time with his family, fitness training, computers, flying and off-road motorcycling. He and his wife Kelly, a veterinarian, make their home in Chehalis, Washington. They have two daughters—Lucy and Maile. Unassuming, steady and focused, Dr. Ford’s goal is to continually advance the outcomes of surgery, doing whatever he can to improve results and make them more predictable. “Vision is so important to our quality of life. I want to use any talent I have to help restore sight and honor the Creator of this wonderful sense.”

  • BIOBryan Edgington, MD

    Bryan Edgington, MD

    Cataract and LASIK Surgeon,
    Corneal Specialist

    Professional Profile

    Medical School

    2001 – University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI

    Residency

    2005 – Ophthalmology – The George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC

    Fellowship

    2006 – Cornea and External Disease – Tufts Medical Center and Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston, MA

    Medical Practice

    2006 to 2012 – Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology, The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC and Clinical and Surgical Instructor, VA Medical Center, Martinsburg, WV

    2012 to 2018 – Director of Cornea Service, VA Medical Center and Associate Professor of Cornea Service at Casey Eye Institute, OHSU, Portland, OR

    2018 to present – Pacific Cataract and
    Laser Institute

     

    Curious, adventurous and lighthearted, Dr. Edgington easily connects with all types of people. He enjoys the technical aspects of surgery and making a difference in peoples’ lives by helping them see. Born in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, Bryan grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where his father worked as a chemist. Throughout his schooling, Bryan was active in sports and music—competitive swimming, rowing crew, band and symphony. Graduating university with a degree in biological sciences, Bryan joined the Peace Corps in the South Pacific where he taught school for two years. After earning his medical degree, Dr. Edgington completed an ophthalmology residency and went on to finish a corneal fellowship. For six years, he taught ophthalmology residents the skills of cataract, corneal and refractive surgery at The George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. Then he served as director of cornea service at the VA Medical Center in Portland Oregon and as associate professor of cornea service at Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health and Science University. Dr. Edgington’s interests include skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, travel and exploring. He and his wife Tara, who has an MBA in international business, have a son—Anton. Fun, loyal and available for people in need, Dr. Edgington has volunteered his surgical skills across the globe. “What I’ve learned is that helping people see makes them smile in every country.”