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Harry S. Geggel, MD
Harry S. Geggel, MD
Would recommend provider
4.7 out of 5 stars

84 Patient Ratings

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Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Cornea & Eye Disease, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Board Certifications
American Board of Ophthalmology, 1983

Joined Virginia Mason - January 1984

Patient Ratings
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Would recommend provider
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.6 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
4.6 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
4.5 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
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February 2016
Dr Geggel is a highly gifted surgeon who replaced both of my cataracts; he was caring, thorough, professional and explained what to expect in great detail.

January 2016
Doctor removed the Foreign Body from my eye in roughly 30 seconds in a pain free and expert manner. Couldn´t be more happy with the treatment or the results.

January 2016
I have absolute confidence in this provider.

January 2016
Great doctor - I am sure glad I came to Dr. Harry Geggel on my eyes. His knowledge is outstanding and he put me at ease on my upcoming cataract surgery.

November 2015

November 2015
dr geggel is the best

November 2015
dr geggle is the best great provider sometimes gets behind in his schedule so i always book early in the day

November 2015
Dr. Geggel and his staff are the best I could imagine ever receiving health care from for my ophthalmology needs.

October 2015
Dr. Harry Geggel is top of the line. I´m very grateful I have him as my doctor.

July 2015
Dr. Geggel diagnosed and is now overseeing a very rare eye infection I contracted. I´m extremely impressed by and appreciative of his expertise and care.

June 2015
Very patient.

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Areas(s) of Expertise

Cataract surgery: Over 10,000 procedures performed; foldable implants, no-stitch technique; monofocal, multifocal and toric intraocular lenses depending on patient testing and patient preference. Cornea transplant: Over 1,000 performed. New DSAEK corneal transplant technique available.

Special Interest(s)
Corneal transplantation (DSAEK, DALK, PKP), Cataract surgery - no stitch, no injection, no patch

MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, 1978
Undergraduate, Princeton University, N.J., 1974

Ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, 1982

Cornea (two-year fellowship), Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, 1984

Personal Information
Dr. Geggel and his wife have two children. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis and skiing.

On Patients
"My main thrill with ophthalmology is that you get such positive feedback so quickly from patients. I like to talk to patients, not hurrying them through the door. Fully educated patients are the best patients, and we try to provide the education."

On Specialty
"I really enjoy Virginia Mason, because you can have a basic clinical practice and still work on research. I view myself as an academic ophthalmologist and enjoy giving regional and national lectures on my clinical and basic research projects each year."

Professional Activities and Awards

  • Voted one of Seattle's Top Doctors by both Seattle Metropolitan (2007-2011, 2013, 2015) and Seattle Magazine (2000, 2005-2009, 2011-14).
  • Section Head of Ophthalmology, Virginia Mason Medical Center - appointed July, 2003
  • Developed novel surgical instruments and surgical techniques for cataract surgery and corneal transplant surgery

Curriculum Vitae
Harry S. Geggel, MD - Curriculum Vitae

Recent Journal Articles and Abstracts

  • Intraocular lens power adjustment after myopic excimer laser surgery: validation studies for Geggel ratio and consensus group
  • Technique to minimize asymmetric suture placement during penetrating keratoplasty
  • Arcuate relaxing incisions guided by corneal topography for postkeratoplasty astigmatism
  • Treatment of lost flaps and slipped flaps
  • Pachymetric ratio no-history method for intraocular lens power adjustment
  • Intraocular lens power selection after radial keratotomy: topography, manual, and IOLMaster keratometry results using Haigis formulas.
  • Links to Other Sites

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology