James L. Kinyoun M.D. Accepting new patients

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Eye care (optometry exams), General surgery, Medical and surgical retina


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James L. Kinyoun, M.D., is a board certified surgeon at the Eye Institute at Harborview and the Eye Center at UWMC and a UW professor emeritus of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Kinyoun believes patient understanding is key to a successful, ongoing, long-term patient-physician relationship. He values time to communicate the cause of each patient's eye problem and the choices for management  as thoroughly as possible. Teaching medical students, ophthalmology residents and retina-vitreous fellows how to examine the retina and form differential diagnoses for patients' eye problems have been the highlights of Dr. Kinyoun's 30-year career at UW Medicine.

Dr. Kinyoun earned his M.D. at the University of Nebraska. He specializes in retinal detachment, proliferative diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, vitreous hemorrhage, numerous other macular abnormalities, including age-related macular degeneration and epimacular membranes, eye-trauma and radiation retinopathy.

Personal Interests

Dr. Kinyoun lives in Shoreline, Washington, with his wife. He has two grown children. He enjoys sporting activities (e.g., basketball and football), as well as, exercising outdoors (e.g., hiking, running, and snowshoeing) with his family. He relishes the endless, ever-changing visually stimulating beauty of the Pacific Northwest whether he's watching the sun set behind the Olympic Mountains or the rain move across the Puget Sound.
Eye Institute at Harborview

Eye Institute at Harborview

908 Jefferson St., 7th Floor Seattle, WA 98104


Cataracts, Cornea and external disease, Eye care (optometry exams), Glaucoma

Eye Center at UWMC

Eye Center at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor, NN 300 Seattle, WA 98195


Eye care (optometry exams), Refractive surgery

Univ. of Nebraska

Medical education, 1971

Univ. of Minnesota SOM

Fellowship, Ophthalmology

Medical College of Wisconsin Medical Center


Medical College of Wisconsin Medical Center

Residency, Ophthalmology


Board Certifications
  • Ophthalmology, 1976, American Board of Ophthalmology