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."