The Harman Eye Clinic
903 Medical Center Drive
Arlington, WA 98223
Bruce J. Ballon, MD, Bruce E. Wietharn, MD, and Natalia V. Bajenova, MD, are premier Seattle cataract surgeons who are certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. An innovative ophthalmologist, Dr. Ballon was the first surgeon in Washington to use the ReZoom multifocal lens implant after cataract surgery. As a Fellow of the UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute, Dr. Wietharn offers specialized expertise in cornea and refractive surgery. Fluent in Russian, Dr. Bajenova is an attentive physician and meticulous eye surgeon who is dedicated to providing personalized patient care. The ophthalmologists at the Harman Eye Clinic recognize that delivering excellence in patient care and vision correction treatment does not come by accident. They have achieved excellence in their field by insisting on the highest surgical and performance standards. The laser eye surgeons at the Harman Eye Clinic use only state-of-the-art technology when performing cataract surgery, bladeless iLASIK surgery and other vision correction treatments.
Drs. Ballon, Wietharn and Bajenova perform state-of-the-art "no-stitch, micro-incision" cataract surgery with advanced intraocular lens implants (IOLs). They start the procedure by creating an extremely small incision in the eye, which heals on its own, without the need for sutures. The eye surgeons access the eye’s cataractous (cloudy) crystalline lens through this incision. Then, with a technique called "phacoemulsification," the Seattle cataract surgeons utilize ultrasound energy to break up the cataract-diseased eye lens prior to suctioning or flushing out the fragments from the eye. Then they insert an IOL to restore clear vision. At the Harman Eye Clinic, the surgeons provide a range of IOL options, including premium IOLs. These include astigmatism-correcting toric lenses; Tecnis multifocal IOLs, which help patients see well at several distances; and a number of other premium IOLs.
Performed under topical anesthesia, cataract surgery is painless. Harman Eye Clinic cataract surgery patients achieve clearer vision at multiple distances and, often, are able to reduce or eliminate entirely their daily dependence on contact lenses and glasses.
In addition to cataract surgery, the laser eye surgeons at the Harman Eye Clinic also provide bladeless iLASIK, PRK, refractive lens exchange (RLE), treatment for diabetic eye diseases, treatment for macular degeneration, glaucoma treatment and several other eye care services.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Ballon, Dr. Wietharn or Dr. Bajenova and find out more about your vision correction treatment options, please contact the Harman Eye Clinic by calling (800) 513-0780 today.Email the Surgeon
"I have never had a better experience! Everyone there is absolutely awesome and compassionate as well! I am so glad I was referred to them!" Anna F.
"Well organized. Surgical team was outstanding." Don B.
"Fabulous experience. Friendly, smart, personable staff. Just an all around easy visit and I usually have anxiety in these situations. Thanks Harman Eye Clinic!" anonymous
"Awesome ... as always. Everyone is so professional & kind." Teresa S.
Bruce J. Ballon, MD, earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in East Asian studies. He speaks and writes Mandarin fluently. Dr. Ballon received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He completed an internship in internal medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Ballon fulfilled his residency in ophthalmology at the esteemed Duke University Eye Center.
Bruce E. Wietharn, MD, obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology at Johns Hopkins University. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Wietharn completed a transitional internship at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, Calif. He performed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Florida. He also completed an advanced fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at the UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute. As a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy medical corps, he served as senior medical officer, head of the medical department and a radiation health officer, in addition to serving as a primary care physician in the Everett Naval Branch Medical Clinic. During his service, he was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service.
Natalia V. Bajenova, MD, is a native of Russia who first attended Khabarovsk Medical University in Khabarovsk, Russia, before coming to the United States. She then completed her Bachelor of Science degree in biology, with a minor in music, graduating cum laude from the University of Washington. Dr. Bajenova earned her Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Washington School of Medicine, graduating with honors. She fulfilled her residency in ophthalmology at the Kellogg Eye Center.
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