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Dr. Jennifer Lee

Ophthalmology
Kirkland, WA
23 years experience female

Locations

Office

Kirkland, WA

Address

134 Central Way, Kirkland, WA, US
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Cigna

Community Health Plan of Washington

Medicare

Premera Blue Cross

About

Bio

Dr. Jennifer Lee, MD FACS is a board certified ophthalmologist who offers a range of eye services to help you attain the clearest vision possible. She was born in Hershey, PA and moved to Grand Forks, ND when she was 5 years old. From there she went on to live in Chicago for 9 years obtaining her higher education at Northwestern University. Jennifer has a private practice in Kirkland, Washington and teaches surgery at the University of Washington.

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English, Korean

Doctor Q&A

108 Answers
21 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Graves: This can be hereditary, but a thyroid issues called graves disease can also cause issues. I would recommend an evaluation with an ophthalmologist.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Glasses: I would try glasses. Exercise will probably not help.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
After care: Keep the area clean and i would keep Bacitracin on the area with some kind of dressing. Eventually you may need a topical steroid. I would recommend... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Ophthalmologist: I would go to your ophthalmologist to determine if you need antibiotics.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Retina: It is not quite as good as a dilated examination but looks at the retina.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Yes: It could be a sign of a larger issue. You should see an ophthalmologist.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Shape of eye: Most people have that level of prescription because the shape of the eye is either slightly too long or too short for the focal length of the eye. Yo... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Procedure: You will most likely need to have it evaluated. It may not be a "pimple" if it is that large.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Food Coloring: Putting anything near the eye that is not specifically made for the eye can cause irritation. I would not advise this.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Vision loss: It depends on the kind but mostly it will lead to vision loss.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Check: Your pressure can go up with steroids. I would see your ophthalmologist.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Yellow tint: A yellow or orange tint can also decrease glare.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Risk of infection: When ever you have a foreign object scratch your eye, there is always a possiblity of infection. I would see your doctor to make sure you do not deve... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Reading: Your ability to read up close will not necessarily change with refractive surgery. As we get older the lens naturally hardens in the eye and we all l... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Cyst: This could also be an apocrine hydrocystoma. This is clear fluid filled cyst. You should have your ophthalmologist look at it and often times cysts ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Swelling: Watch out for redness in the area especially if you have been scratching around the area. You can develop an infection called "cellulitis" of the ski... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
No!: Any cut may have foreign material that can causes an abcess or infection. Sealing it can increase these risks! if it is very superficial it should h... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Pain specialist: I would see a physician who specializes in pain management. They often have better resources to help with your issues.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Multiple reasons: Hair follicles do have a shorter growth phase as we get older, however other disease such as hypothyroidism and blepharitis can cause there to be dama... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Distortions: Patients can at times experience temporary distortion in their vision with narcotic medications. I would try to take a smaller dose if you need to ta... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Blocked sinus?: You may have caused inflammation and fluid in your sinus which can cause that type of pain. Please be evaluated by your primary care doctor.
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A member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Irritation: You may have blepharitis, dry eye syndrome, allergies, or something causing a problem in blood flow like a cc fistula. This should be looked at by yo... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Dryness: The most common cause of watery eyes is dry eye syndrome. Dryness in the environment can also cause a bleeding nose, however bleeding gums is not usu... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Vascular: This sounds like a blood flow issue to me. You need to be evaluated immediately by your primary care doctor to see if you require imaging to look at ... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Not at this time: The most promising work in the field of retinitis pigmentosa has come in the area of genetics. There are no current therapies available at this time ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Yes: There are many people who benefit from over the counter sinus rinses that are available. There are also over the counter nasal sprays such as afrin t... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
One more trigger: Hormonal changes in your cycle can also trigger migraines in women.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Nystagmus: Shaking eyes can be from many causes. Sometimes people are born with this issue, medications can also be the culprit. Eye strain can also cause this... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Glasses: The appropriate glasses can often types help the muscles in the eyes relax. Also some people find it helpful to take breaks and instill artificial te... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Acanthomeba: Many physicians worry when patients use tap water to store or clean their contacts due to a parasite called acanthomeba. Getting a little tap water i... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
High: This is an inherited disease with environmental and genetic factors.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Corneal ulcer: You can have disruption of the surface of your eye if you have the wrong contact lens in your eye. Think of wearing the wrong size shoe for awhile. I... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Dangerous: These medications are both in the class of "depressants." they can be extremely dangerous if mixed.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Yes: The small and lower intestines are responsible for the absorption of many of the nutrient's in food. The stomach does help break down food and store ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Blood test: They can check this by taking a sample of blood.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Yes: It is effective in killing many of the organisms that you take care of with handwashing, however, it is better to wash them for around 20 seconds maki... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Depends: Sometimes there are lasers that can be used for pigmentation or creams. I would see a dermatologist to recommend a treatment for you.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Increased pressure: You are increasing the abdominal pressure therefore blood "backs up" into the vascular system in your eyes.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
No: Your pupils appear bigger and slower, and your ability to focus and the redness of your eyes are also apparent.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Dry eye: The most common cause of tear production is dryness, but there are other causes. I would see your ophthalmologist to see if you have a nasolacrimal o... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Farsighted: Farsighted people as they get older require prescriptions for both distance and near and should be checked at both distances.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Yes: It is usually not recommended. You should see an ophthalmologist.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
See your doctor: Could be a chalazion or another lesion that needs to be biopsied or removed. You should see an ophthalmologist.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
See your doctor: I would see your ophthalmologist. There are many reasons for eye swelling.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
See your doctor: Usually people do not experience this. You should see an ophthalmologist.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Myositis: This can also be a problem where there is inflammation of the muscles around the eye. If it is bothering you or severe you should go to your ophthalm... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Yes: There can be fluid and blood pooling under the skin. Diet, fluid retention, medications, make up products, and lack of sleep are all common causes.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Not likely: Most likely these are unrelated. The nerves in your back are connected by the same structure as the optic nerve (the spinal cord) however they are lo... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Aura: Many times due to a vacular instability patients will feel like they have colored lights in their vision or parts of their visual field which become b... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Orthostatic: You may have low blood pressure or orthostatic hypotension. Orthostatic hypotension occurs when you stand up and feel lightheaded. Please see your p... Read More
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Testimonials
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Dr. Christopher Singh
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lee is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lee is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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thankyou so much Dr.Lee i was so worried about this i think you have given me great advice thanks. As im from the U.K our health care is free but it is second rate than if i was to pay private.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! And it kinda did grow I think it's falling off
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for your quick reply also

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 2000MD

Awards

Teaching Attending of the year 2008, University of Washington Ophthalmology
Emergency Room Consultant of the Month Overlake hospital 5/2008
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmology
arvo
American College of Physicians (Washington State chapter)

Publications

Preretinal neovascularisation associated with choroidal melanoma
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