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Arpenik Avakian, M.D., Ph.D.


Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Accepting New Patients


Professional Statement

Dr. Arpenik Avakian is a highly qualified ophthalmologist with 25 years of experience. She is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has formal advanced subspecialty training in diseases of the retina and vitreous.

Dr. Avakian has resided and practiced as a retinal specialist in Seattle since 1998. She holds privileges with several of the region’s several premier hospitals including Northwest Hospital, Swedish Hospital, Overlake Hospital, Veterans Affairs Hospital, Stevens Hospital and Virginia Mason Hospital.

Dr. Avakian earned her clinical PhD and received her medical education and specialization in ophthalmology at the Medical Academy in Moscow, Russia. In 1989 she became an Assistant Professor at Columbia University in New York and was at the forefront of research in new therapies for macular degeneration and retinal diseases. As an accomplished clinician, in 1996 she became a Chief Resident in Ophthalmology at Southern Illinois University and subsequently completed her two-year Fellowship in Surgical and Medical Treatment of Vitreoretinal Diseases at the University of Washington.

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Yerevan State Medical University
medical school
Moscow Medical School
Vitreous and Retina
Yerevan State Medical University

Board Certifications

American Board of Ophthalmology

Clinical Interests

  • Absence Of Eye
  • Accommodation
  • Acute Inflammation Of Orbit
  • Agenesis Of Eye
  • Alternating Hyperphoria
  • Aniridia
  • Aniseikonia
  • Anisocoria
  • Anisometropia
  • Biopsy Of Eye Muscle
  • Blurred Vision
  • Buphthalmos
  • Chloroquine Retinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Coloboma
  • Ciliary Body Degeneration
  • Color Blindness
  • Contact And Allergic Dermatitis Of Eyelid
  • Contact Lens Infections
  • Contact Lenses
  • Contact Lens-Induced Corneal Edema
  • Contusion Of Eye
  • Cyst Of Eyelid
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Diplopia
  • Ectopia Lentis
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Enophthalmos
  • Enucleation
  • Esotropia
  • Examination Of Eyes
  • Exophthalmos
  • Eye
  • Eye Abnormalities
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Pain
  • Eye Strain
  • Eyelid Bump
  • Eyelid Diseases
  • Farsightedness
  • Flashing Lights
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body In Eye
  • Fracture Of Orbital Floor
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Glaucoma Suspects
  • Growth On Eye
  • Herpes Simplex With Ophthalmic Complication
  • Hiv Eye Conditions
  • Hypertelorism
  • Idiopathic Orbital Inflammatory Disease
  • Inflammation Of The Eyelid
  • Iridoschisis
  • Iris Atrophy
  • Laceration Of Eye
  • Lasik
  • Legal Blindness
  • Lisch Nodule
  • Lupus Eye Conditions
  • Melanoma Of Eye
  • Microphthalmos
  • Miosis
  • Myopia
  • Night Blindness
  • Ocular Oncology
  • Ocular Tumor
  • Open Wound Of Eye
  • Ophthalmic Disorders
  • Ophthalmic Trauma
  • Orbit Cancer
  • Orbital Cyst
  • Orbitotomy
  • Papilledema
  • Parasitic Eyelid Infestation
  • Partial Sight
  • Penetrating Eye Injury
  • Presbyopia
  • Proptosis
  • Pseudophakia
  • Refractive Amblyopia
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Replacement Of Contact Lens
  • Scotoma
  • Sensitivity To Light
  • Sports Injuries - Eye
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Sudden Vision Loss
  • Thyrotoxic Exophthalmos
  • Transient Monocular Vision Loss
  • Traumatic Enucleation
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Discomfort
  • Visual Disturbance
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Visual Impairment
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  • Armenian
  • English
  • Russian

Practice Locations

Arpenik Avakian practices at one location

Retina Eye Care
21616 76th Avenue West
Suite 104

Edmonds, WA 98026
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Edmonds
  • Swedish Issaquah