Meet our Doctors

Jon-Marc Weston, M.D. FACS

Dr. Weston

Dr. Weston, a board certified eye physician and surgeon, received his Doctorate of Medicine and eye surgery training at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. He was named Associate Professor and Residency Training Coordinator there and for six years taught and researched in areas related to lens implants for cataract surgery and laser applications in eye care.

Dr. Weston founded Vision Surgery & Laser Center and the Oregon Laser Eye Center (OLEC). He introduced the now standard No Needle, No Stitch Cataract procedure to Southern Oregon. At OLEC he performed the first laser vision correction procedures and as Medical Director, taught this technique to many other surgeons in our region. He was the first in the Northwest to use endoscopic laser for glaucoma and multi-focal lens implants. He continues to offer the broadest array of options for vision correction.

He is a Member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Weston is one of the few certified cataract surgeons in the Northwest and the only one in Douglas County. This certification is by the American Board of Eye Surgeons. He is past President of the Douglas County Medical Society and has received the Helen Keller Benefactors award and Melvin Jones Fellowship as part of his efforts to restore vision through Lions Club International.

Dr. James W. Donovan

Dr. James W. Donovan

While growing up in Southern California, Dr. James Donovan knew early on that he wanted to be a doctor. He recalls, “I had a minor surgery as a child, but it was a big deal for me. What I remember being impressed with was how skilled, yet how compassionate, the doctors were to me. My well-being seemed to be their only concern. This resonated with me as the kind of person and the kind of profession I could be interested in.”

After earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1989 from the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Donovan went on to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. While in medical school, Dr. Donovan pursued his research interests working with the Departments of Ophthalmology and Neurology in the sub-retinal implantation and physiological testing of an artificial retina device in rabbits. He completed his Ophthalmology residency at the LSU Eye Center in New Orleans, where he served as Chief Resident during his final year. While in practice in Louisiana, he lectured and was involved in clinical instruction for the Ophthalmology residents of the LSU/Ochsner Clinic residency program.

In 2007 Dr. Donovan returned to Southern California to practice general Ophthalmology with a special emphasis on cataract and laser vision correction. Board Certified for over 17 years, he is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, The American College of Eye Surgeons, and the New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology.

Recognized for his warmth and compassionate nature, Dr. Donovan finds practicing state of the art eye care as an opportunity to improve the lives of many. In his free time, he confesses to a snowboarding addiction and spending time getting back into surfing. He has always loved Bluegrass music, and is teaching himself to to play the banjo.

Gregory M. Valle, O.D.

Dr. Valle  was born and raised in Klamath Falls and moved back to Oregon to be closer to family and friends, and because Oregon has always been home.

He attended Oregon State University, and is a huge Beaver fan and football season ticket holder.  He then attended Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN and graduated cum laude.  Dr. Valle completed his residency in primary care optometry and ocular disease at the Fayetteville, AR VAMC.   His special interests are ocular disease diagnosis and management and also providing low vision services for the vision impaired. 

Dr. Valle enjoys being outdoors, as much as possible, and is very excited to explore the unique beauty of the region.  He owns 3 bikes and enjoys riding on and off road, listening to music and watching films in his spare time. Dr. Valle practices compassionately and takes time to discuss the patient's concerns and give opportunities for questions.  He is eager to educate the patient regarding their eye health at every opportunity. 

Blake Fausett, MD, PhD

Blake Fausett Photo

“I have always enjoyed working with my hands and figuring out how things work. During residency, I found that my passion for repairing and understanding was best suited for a career in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face and eyes. I find that meticulous attention to detail, while still focusing on the broad view, produces the best functional and cosmetic results.”

Dr. Fausett is a very talented surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of droopy eyelids, eyelid malposition, tearing disorders, eyelid and orbital tumors, orbital fractures, eyelid reconstruction and oculofacial cosmetic surgery. Outside the office, Dr. Fausett enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and children.

 

 

John W. Karth, M.D.

 

 

Dr. Karth is originally from Illinois, and received his M.D. from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2002. Dr. Karth completed his ophthalmology residency training at the University of Rochester in New York.

Dr. Karth completed Vitreoretinal fellowship training at the University of British Columbia/Vancouver General Hospital in 2007, where he also participated in research for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema, and various retinal and optic nerve pathologies.

Dr. Karth has engaged in research in genetic and progressive retinopathies, and published in areas such as the role of angiogenic factors in disease, as well as participating in the education of medical students and residents.

Dr. Karth lives in Eugene. His primary focus is his patients and providing exceptional care. He enjoys the outdoors and photography, and spending time with his wife and two children.

 

Robert M. Beardsley, M.D.

 

Dr. Beardsley grew up in the mountains of western North Carolina. He attended Duke University for his undergraduate degree in marine biology and is a die-hard Blue Devil fan. After spending time as a scuba instructor in Belize and a forest ranger in Colorado, he decided to pursue a career in ophthalmology. For his medical degree, he attended Baylor College of Medicine graduating with honors. He completed his residency at the prestigious Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA. Dr. Beardsley continued his training with a fellowship in uveitis at Oregon Health and Science University followed by a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Beardsley has dozens of peer-reviewed journal articles, abstracts, and book chapters on topics such as inflammatory eye disease, retinal detachment repair, and retinal vascular disease. He has been an investigator in multiple clinical trials investigating novel therapies for uveitis. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota and enjoys mentoring residents and medical students.

Dr. Beardsley specializes in medical and surgical diseases of the vitreous, retina, and choroid including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal detachments and tears. Additionally, he has extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of ocular inflammatory disease such as uveitis and infectious retinitis. 

Dr. Beardsley is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Surgeons, and the American Uveitis Society.

Dr. Beardsley enjoys spending his time with family in the outdoors hiking, biking, and skiing.

Peter A. Karth, M.D., M.B.A.

 

Dr. Peter A. Karth is a board-certified ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal physician and surgeon. Dr. Karth has had excellent training and extensive experience in ophthalmologic and retinal disease and surgery. He completed his Vitreoretinal Fellowship training at Stanford University, and subsequently joined the clinical faculty as an Assistant Clinical Professor.  He currently is a member of the teaching faculty at Stanford University. He previously completed his surgically intense ophthalmology residency at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Karth attended University of Illinois at Chicago for medical school, while concurrently completing his MBA degree at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Dr. Karth has contributed to many popular and peer-reviewed ophthalmic publications and has given many research presentations at national and international conferences. He consults for Silicon Valley's most prestigious tech firms, including Google and Apple. Dr Karth is interested in medical device/drug innovation.  Above all else, Dr. Karth is a devoted clinician and surgeon.

Dr. Karth specializes in the treatment and management of vitreoretinal disease. His area of focus is minimally invasive small incision sutureless and painless retinal surgery for delicate retinal pathologies such as macular holes, epiretinal membranes, vitreomacular traction and floater removal, as well as complex retinal detachments and surgical diabetic disease.

Dr. Karth leverages his experience to focus on successful outcomes and a superior patient experience at every step. In the clinic, Dr. Karth and his team provide cutting-edge patient care and the unparalleled patient experience in the diagnosis and treatment of macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and retinal vascular occlusions. Dr. Karth has implemented clinic standards to reduce patient wait times, improve outcomes and provide vision-saving care to all his patients. 

Dr. Karth is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.  He is a member and board member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Retinal Specialists.