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Howard S. Barnebey, M.D.


Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Accepting New Patients


Professional Statement

Howard Barnebey, MD brought his expertise to the northwest over two decades ago and has been expanding his commitment to the protection and preservation of the precious gift of sight. Treating thousands of glaucoma as well as cataract patients each year, he never forgets the importance of treating each patient with complete individual focus.

Dr. Barnebey is one of only a few ophthalmologists in the northwest who is a cataract surgeon trained in the subspecialty of interventional ophthalmology. Like interventional cardiologists who are trained to use catheter technology to open clogged arteries with angioplasty and stents in the heart, interventional ophthalmologists are eye specialists trained in performing canaloplasty using similar micro-catheter technology to open and stent the natural filtration canal in the eye (Schlemm’s Canal).

Specialty Eyecarè Centre was founded on the principles of Dr. Howard S. Barnebey. For over twenty years he served as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Washington teaching residents.

Dr. Barnebey has been a leading contributor to ophthalmology since the early 1980’s publishing articles in major medical journals. Throughout the years he has remained consistent in his mission to educate and advance medical innovation and expand biomedical eye research, implementing the finest care possible to improve the quality of life in his patients.

"I believe that our eyes are the windows to the world and they deserve special attention. Glaucoma is a specialty where details make all the difference. The difference between perfect vision and poor vision is often measured in microns or millimeters of mercury. Having a complement of the most advanced and sophisticated equipment is important in providing a high level of premier care. However, it is the ability to interpret and apply this wonderful technology that makes all the difference in the world."

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Accepts 30 Insurance Plans

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  • AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) (all programs accepted)
  • Aetna Preferred Provider Organization
  • Alliant
  • CAPP Care
  • Cigna (all plans accepted)
  • Community Health Plan of Washington (all programs accepted)
  • Connecticut General
  • First Choice Health Network Boeing
  • Greatwest Healthcare (all programs accepted)
  • Guardian
  • Hartford Insurance
  • Health Net Federal Services (CHAMPUS)
  • Healthy Options Aetna
  • John Alden
  • John Hancock
  • Labor and Industries
  • Medicare
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Northwest Administrators
  • Options Healthcare
  • Pacific Mutual
  • PacifiCare
  • Premera Blue Cross (all programs accepted)
  • Regence Blue Shield Care (HMO)
  • Skagit County Medical Bureau
  • Teamsters
  • TRICARE Extra (PC zip code restrictions)
  • Uniform Medical Plan
  • United Healthcare Medicare Direct fka Secure Horizons PFFS
  • Zenith Administrators
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Ohio State University
medical school
Medical College of Ohio
Washington 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
  • Cataract Removal
  • 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
  • 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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  • English

Practice Locations

Howard S. Barnebey practices at one location

Howard S. Barenbey
1920 116th Avenue Northeast
Bellevue, WA 98004
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish First Hill
  • Swedish Issaquah