Barry R. Smith, M.D., was born in Lindsay. His formal education began at the University of Southern California where he received his bachelor of science in Business Administration. He continued his formal medical education at the University of California, Irvine, where he received his medical degree. Dr. Smith went on to complete his internship in Internal Medicine at Long Beach VA Medical Center. His residency training was completed at the University of California, Irvine, in Ophthalmology. Dr. Smith finished his formal training with a fellowship in oculoplastics at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Smith returned to the California’s Central Valley in 1985 and began his own practice. After practicing independently for 11 years, he established Eye Surgical and Medical Associates to better serve the community.
Dr. Smith’s specialty includes eyelid and reconstructive surgery. Included in this specialty is the removal of benign and malignant tumors of the eyelid. Dr. Smith also performs cosmetic eyelid surgery of the upper and lower lids, as well as correction of droopy eyelids (ptosis). He treats adult patients with a wide variety of conditions in the scope of general ophthalmology and also evaluates children to resolve medical and/or surgical eye problems.