Dr. Howard Barnebey, MD


Ophthalmology | Male

Dr. Howard Barnebey, MD
Dr. Howard Barnebey, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Bellevue, WA. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Dr. Barnebey is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center - First Hill Campus.

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Kirkland, WA |
Dr. Barnebey is an excellent practitioner - knowledgeable, caring, absolutely trustworthy. His staff is very friendly and professional. The only downside is the wait time to get into your appointment but honestly, it is well worth the wait! Highly recommend!
Seattle, WA |
I recommend Dr. Howard Barnebey to anyone needing help with glaucoma or cataracts. He has treated me for glaucoma for many years, and most recently performed cataract surgery, which in my particular case had the added benefit of lowering my intraocular pressures. Thanks to Dr. Barnebey’s knowledge and surgical skill, I’m free of glasses and glaucoma drops, and I’m seeing better than I have in decades.
in Fall City, WA |
I was referred to Dr Barnebey for an eye condition and I must say I'm thoroughly unimpressed. He has a terrible way of communicating with patients and acts quite annoyed when asked any questions. He even had the audacity to ask me what eye drops he had prescribed to me during a previous visit. Doesn't he keep records of his patient interactions? Needless to say, I'm currently searching for an ophthalmologist that respects and has legitimate concern for their patients.
in Kirkland, WA |
I was referred to him with narrow angle problem. After many tests he comes in and says well, when do you want to have cataract surgery... I said I will have to think about it. He was dismayed I didn't schedule the surgery. After meeting with an Ophthalmologist at Virginia Mason she said I wasn't a candidate and didn't need surgery. This guy was rude and aggressive and would never come back.
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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


  • Medical School
    Oh State Univ Coll Of Med and Pub Hlth

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Akron Genl Med Ctr

    Completed in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    Akron Genl Med Ctr

    Completed in 1980

    Med Coll Ohio

    Completed in 1983

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Barnes-Jewish Hospital

    Completed in 1984

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery