Charles J. Bock, M.D.
Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology
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“When you treat a child, you help that child for a lifetime.”
Charles J. Bock MD practices comprehensive ophthalmology with a pediatric specialty. From a young age, he knew he wanted to be a doctor. That certainty was partly due to the fact that he was born with two different colored eyes. From his earliest years, he sought an explanation for this anomaly. No one could point him to an answer. This piqued his interest in science and medicine. His curiosity and drive for understanding paid off when he learned in the course of his regular medical studies, that he had a rare genetic condition that caused different pigmentation in his eyes.
From that experience, Dr. Bock internalized a sense of heightened inquiry and attention to detail that has contributed greatly to his practice of medicine. One of the most notable success stories of Dr. Bock’s career exemplifies his belief that you should, “Never let go of the possibility in your mind that things are not what they seem.”
A young 9 year old patient came in to see him for bilateral cataracts which are very rare in a child. Aside from her eye condition, she had been ill for a number of years, and no one knew what was causing the illness. She had seen a multitude of doctors and specialists over the years without answer or relief. However, after his first visit with the patient, Dr. Bock’s experience and intuition told him to refer the patient to a genetic specialist.
Within the first appointment, the geneticist was fairly certain that the patient had an extremely rare genetic disorder that had been reported in only 35 people in the entire country. Soon thereafter, the patient began a special course of medicines that brought immediate relief. She was saved from a future of continual deterioration that would have developed into progressive retardation had she not been properly diagnosed and treated.
It is with immense satisfaction that Dr. Bock was able to give this young girl her sight back after removal of her bi-lateral cataracts. More importantly, he was deeply gratified to be a part of bringing relief to his patient’s overall suffering. He saw and treated the whole child. And because he looked beyond the obvious, he was able to refer her to the correct specialist. This spirit of caring for the whole patient imbues Dr. Bock’s and all the of the EHNW doctors’ practices.
Dr. Bock, like so many of the EHNW doctors, believes in giving back to his community and the less fortunate. In 2007, he and his wife traveled to Peru with Dr. Chalmers on a medical mission for pediatric and adult strabismus disorders. Dr. Bock also volunteers monthly in his children’s classes.
Dr. Bock married his childhood friend, Susan, after they re-connected in their late 20s. She practices trusts and estates law. They have two children. As a family, they enjoy tending their herb garden, harvesting the basil and making pesto that they can enjoy in the long, cold, winter months. The family also loves to learn and explore together, and they recently traveled to London and Paris.
DR. BOCK'S EDUCATION:
November 20, 1968
|BUSINESS ADDRESS:||EyeHealth Northwest
1306 Division St.
Oregon City, OR 97045
(503) 656-4221 (Phone)
(503) 656-4249 (Fax)
Eye Health Northwest
September 1986 – June 1989
Honors Program in Medical Education
|Medical School:||Northwestern University Medical School
September 1989 – June 1993, Degrees: BS & MD
|Internship:||St. Vincent Hospital and Medical Center
July 1993 – June 1994, Internal Medicine
|Residency:||Duke University Eye Center
July 1994 – June 1997, Ophthalmology Residency
|Honors:||Alpha Omega Alpha
Edward K. Isbey Jr., MD Award (Outstanding Graduating Ophthalmology Resident.)
|Fellowship:||Duke University Eye Center
July 1997 – June 1998, Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship
|CERTIFICATION:||National Board of Medical Examiners, 1993
American Board of Ophthalmology, 1999
|HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:||Willamette Falls Hospital, Oregon City, OR
Providence Milwaukie Hospital, Milwaukie, OR
Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center, Gresham, OR
Adventist Medical Center, Portland, OR
Legacy Portland Hospitals, Portland, OR
|PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:||Private Practice, EyeHealth Northwest
December 1, 2001 - Present
Private Practice, Tri-State Eye Care
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Private Practice, The Eye Center
|ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:||Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH 45229
June 2000 – November 2001
|PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:||American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Alpha Omega Alpha
Phi Rho Sigma Medical Society
Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology
|Book Chapters:||Bock CJ and Jampol LM “Serpiginous Choroiditis,” in Principles and Practice of Ophthalmology: Clinical Practice. Albert DM and Jakobiec FA (Eds). W.B. Saunders Company. 517-523, 1994.
Bock CJ and Klintworth GK. “Sarcoidosis,” in The Color Atlas of the Eye in Systemic Disease. Gold DH and Weingeist TA (eds.) JB Lippincott, in press.
Bock CJ and Jampol LM. “Serpiginous Choroiditis,” in Principles and Practice of Ophthalmology: Clinical Practice, 2nd ed. Albert DM and Jakobiec FA (eds.) W.B. Saunders Company, 1998.
|Papers:||Rosenberg LF, Burchfield JC, Krupin T, Bock CJ, Goldenfeld M and O’Grady RB. “Cat model for intraocular pressure reduction after transscleral Nd:YAG cyclophotocoagulation” Curr Eye Res. 14:255-261, 1995.
Krupin T, Rosenberg LF, Sandridge AL, Bock CJ, Berman A and Ruderman JM. “Effects of Topical k-Strophanthin on Aqueous Humor and Corneal Dynamics.” J Glaucoma. 4:327-333, 1995.
Bock CJ, Freedman SF, Buckley EG, Shields MB. “Transscleral Diode Laser Cyclophotocoagulation for Refractory Pediatric Glaucomas.” J AAPOS. 34:235-239, 1997.
|Papers Cont:||Bock CJ, Freedman SF, Buckley EG. “Combined resection and recession of a single rectus muscle for the treatment of incomitant strabismus.” J AAPOS, 3:263-8, 1999.|
|Abstracts:||Burchfield J, Rosenberg L, Krupin T, Bock CJ, Park O, Hyderi A, Goldenfel M, O’Grady R. “Cat Model for Intraocular Pressure Reduction by Transscleral Nd:YAG Cycloablation.” Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci (Suppl.) 34:739, 1993.
Bock CJ, Damji KF, Tallett D, Shields MB, Allingham RR. “Atypical Pigmentary Glaucoma and Pigment Dispersion Syndrome in a Black Family.” Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci (Suppl.) 37:S34, 1996.
|PRESENTATIONS:||The Adjustable Fadenoperation. American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Annual Meeting. Rancho Mirage, CA, April, 1998.|
|LECTURES:||Bartonella henselae Neuroretinitis. Pediatric Ophthalmology Conference. Sacred Heart Medical Center, Eugene, OR, January 11, 1999.
Ocular Nerve Palsies; Management of Strabismus. Seventh Annual Southern Oregon Optometric Association Summer Education Weekend. Ashland, OR,July 31, 1999.
Ocular Colobomas, Pediatric Cataracts, and Leukocoria. Pediatric Ophthalmology Conference. Sacred Heart Medical Center, Eugene, OR, August 30, 1999.
Pediatric Ophthalmology for the Primary Care Physician. St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Edgewood, KY, June 22, 2000.
Management of Hyphema. Eye Trauma Update CME course. University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, November 4, 2000.
|RESEARCH:||Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, Spring, 1992
Laboratories of Ted Krupin, MD and Lisa F. Rosenberg, MD
Investigated effects of topical k-strophanthin administration in laboratory animals and human subjects and blood-ocular barrier effects of Nd:YAG cyclodestruction in laboratory animals.
Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR Summer, 1990
|TELEVISION APPEARANCE:||“The ten year tummy ache.” Mystery Diagnosis, Discovery Health Channel, August 2007.|