Dr. Bruce Ballon, MD

Dr. Bruce Ballon, MD

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Age 59
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Dr. Bruce Ballon, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Arlington, WA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Va Commonwealth Univ Sch Of Med in 1988 and specializes in ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and more.Read his story

903 Medical Center Dr Ste 100

Arlington, WA 98223

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Group Health Cooperative
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Top Care Areas

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Senile Cataracts
high
more than 88% of peers
Cataract
high
more than 88% of peers
Cataract Removal Surgery
high
more than 85% of peers

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Dr. Ballon's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ballon "Dr. Ballon is Board Certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Ballon is highly skilled eye surgeon with an excellent bedside manner. He is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and advanced eye surgeon. But don't take our word for it. Ask your optometric physician whether they would recommend Dr. Ballon. Dr. Ballon performs Bladeless CustomVue iLASIK, PRK, Verisyse Phakic Lens Implants, Refractive Lens Exchange, Cataract Surgery with standard or premium upgrade multifocal lenses, as well as holding a weekly retina clinic where fluorescein digital angiography can help diagnose diseases of the retina. He is a seasoned surgeon and holds impressive credentials. Dr. Ballon believes, along with his partners, Dr. Wietharn and Dr. Bajenova, that the relationship between doctor and patient is the most important element to successful eye surgery. Implants. Dr. Ballon is one of the first two surgeons in the state of Washington to perform phakic lens implants with the Verisyse lens. Dr. Ballon is the first surgeon in the state of Washington to insert the ReZoom multifocal lens. Dr. Ballon has practiced at the prestigious Hawaiian Eye Center as well as at the Lafayette Eye Center and North Cascade Eye Associates here in the Pacific Northwest. Commitment to Excellence! Dr. Ballon, Dr. Wietharn and Dr. Bajenova are partners and plan to work here at The Harman Eye Clinic until the day they retire. This fact is comforting to patients who seek a commitment and wish to develop a rapport with their Eye Doctor and surgeon over a period of time. Background Dr. Ballon first received his BA in East Asian Studies, 1981. Dr. Ballon speaks and writes fluent Mandarin. In 1988, Dr. Ballon received his Medical Degree from the Medical College of Virginia. His internship, Internal Medicine, was completed at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. During 1989-1992, Dr. Ballon's Residency was completed at the renowned Duke University Eye Center. Dr. Ballon loves to play tennis. He practices yoga and relaxes through Chinese watercolor painting."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ballon "Mission Statement:  The Harman Eye Clinic provides extraordinary care for people of the Pacific Northwest with advanced iLASIK and refractive cataract surgery.

Our patients are the only reason for our existence and we love what we do."

4  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

89  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Exophoria
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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15  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Sclera
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Va Commonwealth Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • U Nc Meml Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Duke U Eye Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ballon has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ballon's Reviews

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ballon to family and friends
5 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Ballon's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Very knowledgeable. Took the time to explain to me everything in great detail but simply so I could understand it. Gave helpful recommendations on diet and other post-visit things I could do at home.
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