Annette Chang Sims M.D.

Annette Chang Sims M.D., Eugene, Oregon Dr. Sims was born in Chicago, Illinois, and moved to south Florida at an early age. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree with general honors from the University of Chicago in 1997. She returned to the Sunshine State and graduated from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in 2002 and stayed to complete an Internship in Internal Medicine, Residency in Ophthalmology and Fellowship in Glaucoma.

In search of an area where she and her husband could enjoy their love of the outdoors, they fell in love with the many opportunities for outdoor recreation in Oregon. When they arrived in Eugene in 2007, Dr. Sims began her practice of ophthalmology, while her husband, Jonathan Sims, MD, joined Radiology Associates, P.C., as a full time radiologist. They have since enjoyed raising their two sons in Eugene.

Dr. Sims brought to Lane County her expertise in the diagnosis, medical management and surgical treatment of glaucoma. Dr. Sims performs advanced glaucoma procedures including multiple modalities of laser treatments and surgeries. Some of these procedures include laser trabeculoplasty, micropulse cyclophotocoagulation, microincisional glaucoma procedures, trabeculectomy and shunt implantation.

Dr. Sims also specializes in cataract surgery and refractive procedures including refractive lens exchange, premium lens implantation, astigmatism correction, iLASIK and PRK.

Dr. Sims has a strong interest in innovation and participates in research opportunities investigating potentially sight saving devices and medications. She is currently involved in clinical research studies including new medications at the forefront of glaucoma treatment, intraocular lenses to achieve spectacle independence and devices to treat visual symptoms caused by chronic eye diseases.

Dr. Sims is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a member of the Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology, Lane County Medical Society, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and Ophthalmic Women Leaders. She enjoys teaching courses at the University of Oregon and serves as a preceptor for Oregon Health Science University as an Affiliate Instructor of Ophthalmology. She also holds the title of Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Western University of Health Sciences.

Dr. Sims performs surgery at the Oregon Eye Surgery Center and Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. She provides comprehensive eye care for patients with all types of eye problems. Her practice includes, but is not limited to, medical eye exams, vision checkups and refractive surgery evaluations. In providing specialized glaucoma care, Dr. Sims welcomes consultations for advanced and refractory cases.


  • Spontaneous Suprachoroidal Hemorrhage in a Patient with Low Grade DIC
    Case report published on Digital Journal of Ophthalmology, www.djo.harvard.edu February 2007
  • Lim JM, Hoffman RS, Fine IH, and Chang Sims A, "Biaxial Phacoemulsification." Steinert's Cataract surgery, Garg S ed, to be published.
  • Hoffman RS, Cerda Jullian A, Fine IH, Sims AC, Porfirio Neto F. "Tecnica Tunel Corneoscleral Invertido/ Pocket de Hoffman." In Carvalho DM, Carvalho Jr DM, eds. Fixacao E Implantes Secundarios/ Cirurgia de Catarata. Rio de Janeiro, Brasil: Cultura Medica, 2019;249-259.
  • Hoffman RS, Fine IH, Sims AC, Lim JM. "Corneo-scleral pocket technique." In Chang DC, Agarwal A, Lee BS, eds. Advanced IOL Fixation Techniques. Thorofare, NJ: Slack Incorporated, 2019;223-228.
  • Hoffman RS, Sims AC, Fine IH. "Corneoscleral Pocket (Hoffman Pocket)". In Fishkind WJ, ed. Phacoemulsification and Intraocular Lens Implantation. New York, NY: Thieme Publishers, 2017;236-241.
  • Hoffman, R.S., Fine, I.H., Sims, A.C., "Biaxial Micro-Incision Phacoemulsification", The Digital Manual of Ophthalmic Surgery and Theory: Volume 2,Issue 1, Ed. McKee, Y., Indianapolis, IN: Interactive Medical Publishing, August 2015, chapter 1, iBook.
  • Hoffman RS, Crandall AS, Crandall DA, Fine IH, Packer M, Sims AC. Minimally invasive external mini-glaucoma shunt implantation without conjunctival dissection. J Glaucoma 2014;23:254-257.
  • Hoffman RS, Cerda Jullian A, Fine IH, Sims AC. "Corneoscleral pocket technique used for fixation of subluxed IOL-capsular bag complex." Ocular Surgery News, June 10, 2013; 31(11);32-33.
  • Eberhard ML, Sims AC, Bishop HS, Mathison BA, Hoffman RS. Case report: Ocular zoonotic Onchocerca infection in a resident of Oregon. American Journal of tropical medicine and Hygiene.
  • Fine, I.H., Hoffman, R.S., Sims, A.C., Lim, J.M. "Corneoscleral Pocket Technique." Advanced IOL Fixation Techniques: Strategies for Compromised or Missing Capsular Support. Eds. D. Chang, B. Lee, A. Agarwal. SLACK Incorporated. Thorofare, NJ, 2019, pp 223-228.