My name is Matt Weed, and I'm a pediatric ophthalmologist at the Spokane Eye Clinic in beautiful Spokane, Washington.

Background:

  • Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Graduated from Brigham Young University
    • B.S. in microbiology; minor in Spanish
    • Summa cum laude
    • College valedictorian, commencement speaker
  • Married to a Spokane native, four wonderful children

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What I Do:

  • As a medical and surgical eye doctor for children, I see and treat kids with any type of eye problem you can imagine: lazy eye (amblyopia), eye misalignment (strabismus), need for glasses, blocked tear ducts, cataracts, glaucoma, retinopathy of prematurity, and many more.
  • I have specialized training in inherited diseases that affect the eyes, such as Stargardt disease and retinitis pigmentosa, and I absolutely love meeting children and families with these conditions.
  • I also see adult patients with eye misalignment and/or double vision.

“I love working with children because I have an opportunity to help them with problems that are no fault of their own. Most of my patients will never remember my help but my efforts can help them for a lifetime.”
— Dr. Scott Larson, MD ~ one of my mentors

NEAT THINGS I'VE DONE

  • Come to Spokane as the first and only inherited eye disease specialist in the region, allowing pediatric eye patients with these conditions to not have to travel to the coast
  • Become the only strabismus surgeon in the region to offer the adjustable suture technique to selected adult patients
  • Lived in Costa Rica for two years, where I became fluent in Spanish
  • Lectured at multiple national meetings, including those of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  • Authored and co-authored multiple publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Published content as a Strabismus Surgery section editor in Basic Techniques of Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Studied with Dr. William E. Scott, MD, a giant of pediatric ophthalmology, and other wonderful mentors at the University of Iowa
  • Served on the editorial board for www.eyerounds.org, one of the world's leading ophthalmology teaching sites