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Did you know that you could be going blind and not even know it? That's what glaucoma does. It sneaks up on you very slowly over time. It's a leading cause of blindness in all adults over 60. But some people are especially at risk. If you're Black and over 40, you're up to five times more likely to get glaucoma. Or if you have a family history of glaucoma, you're also at high risk. Glaucoma can't be cured, but it can be controlled and the risk of blindness reduced-if glaucoma is detected and treated in time. That's why it's so important for people with an increased risk to have regular eye exams. Seattle glaucoma specialist, Howard Barnebey, MD is one of a very small group of local eye doctors dedicated to glaucoma and helping patients with this terrible eye disease.Did You Know?
Did you know Botox® can be used for the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis otherwise known as excessive underarm sweating? An estimated 2%-3% of Americans suffer from excessive sweating of the underarms (axillary hyperhidrosis) or of the palms and soles of the feet (palmoplantar hyperhidrosis). Sweating is embarrassing, it stains clothes, and it complicates business and social interactions. .What's NEW
Visit our eye education section! At Specialty Eyecarè Centre we believe better patient education leads to superior patient experiences. Regardless if you are visiting us for a general eye exam, looking at treatment options, seeking surgery or just looking to review your pre and post surgical instructions, we have an extensive selection of diverse educational videos just for you!3D Eye Online
Cataract patients now have an option to see at both near and far distances after cataract surgery! Individuals suffering from cataracts previously had only a mono-focal lens implant option after surgery. NEW multi-focal IOL technology can now decrease dependence on glasses after surgery. Our Seattle cataract surgeons welcome you to come into our office for a consultation regarding Advanced Technology Lens cataract surgery.See Better After Cataract Surgery
If you are experiencing sagging eyelids and eyelids that are obstructing your vision please contact us for an eye exam. Depending on your specific condition there is a possibility that insurance may cover a surgery that can improve your vision dramatically. If you are seeking an Oculoplastic surgeon in Seattle for eyelid surgery we are Seattles Eyelid Surgery experts. Call us us today! For more information on eyelid surgery please visit our web page dedicated to this topic.Eyelid Surgery
One of the unique features Specialty Eyecare Centrè is especially proud of is our commitment to being involved with the development of innovative and cutting edge medical advances. This has not been a new phase in the growth of Specialty Eyecare Centré, but rather, a core part of the mission of the practice for over 25 years.
When many of us think of research, we think about test tube experiments and mice. Most people do not want to be a guinea pig or sacrificial lamb given up for the sake of science. Nothing could be further from the truth. Research takes many forms and the studies Dr. Barnebey and his team have made available in both our Bellevue location provide many opportunities for our patients that offer direct and immediate benefits to them.
When looking at a unique medical practice which offers research as part of its core foundation, it is important to realize what benefit this brings to the overall patient experience. First of all, very few Cataract and Glaucoma practices in our Bellevue area are approved to provide the research experience we have made available to patients. There are additional commitments that happen behind the scenes which most people are unaware. There is the condition to work with an independent patient advocate group referred to as an Institutional Review Board. There is the need to provide for a research study coordinator. There is also the added commitment that the entire medical staff participates in advanced training in research-above and beyond the usual intensive education that our staff already participates in. Finally, there is the obligation of the medical staff to select and develop those studies which will truly advance our knowledge and treatment in eye diseases, most especially related to Glaucoma.
Howard Barnebey, MD is proud to offer one of the premier research facilities in the northwest. Over the years Specialty Eyecare Centrè has participated with the National Eye Institute, University of Washington, and well respected companies specializing in eyecare including Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Alcon Laboratories, Merck, Sharp and Dohme Research Laboratories and iScience Interventional.
So if you are thinking about trusting your vision to an ophthalmology practice in Bellevue area, consider one which offers research and recognize that you a picking a practice that is among a handful of the best special practices committed to offer premium care.
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