Dr. Smith is one of the first Washington DC area surgeons to offer bladeless laser assisted cataract surgery and intra ocular lens implants to provide near, far and intermediate vision without glasses. Dr. Smith is a specialist in cataract, refractive lens exchange, PRK, and ICL surgeries. He has performed thousands of refractive procedures. He performs all laser LASIK using the Alcon Wavelight FS200-EX500 workstation – the most advanced LASIK lasers in the United States. He was one of the first Washington area ophthalmologists to become involved in the care of laser vision correction patients in 1990. He performs refractive laser assisted cataract surgery (RELACS) with the Alcon LenSX. When the natural lens is removed due to cataract formation Dr. Smith implants the Alcon ReSTOR and Crystalens accommodative intraocular lenses. Dr. Smith also implants the Tecnis and toric intraocular lenses. He is a fellowship trained corneal specialist with experience in Collagen Corneal Crosslinking, corneal transplants, both DSAEK and PRK.
Dr. Smith has lectured, written many peer reviewed articles, and appeared on TV. He has been interviewed on the topic of laser vision correction and cataract surgery by Washingtonian Magazine, The Washington Post, Consumers Digest, The Gazette, The Associated Press, Men’s Fitness, Parade Magazine, Business Week, American Health for Women, P.O.V., Prevention Magazine, NBC 4 News, Channel 9-CBS News, the TVMD PBS series and other radio, television, and print media throughout the U.S.
Dr. Smith pursued research on refractive uses of lasers and laser safety at the NIH in the 1980s. Dr. Smith holds 10 patents for innovations in drugs and medical devices. He also lectures, and is the author of dozens of scientific papers, book chapters, and monographs.
Specialties: Laser assisted LenSx cataract surgery, Cataract surgery with presbyopic and toric implant lenses, all-laser bladeless LASIK and collagen cross linking for keratoconus.
- The WestChester Institute, the Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, Fellow, Fellowship in Cornea and External Diseases of the Eye 1980 – 1981
- The Lueds Teaching Hospital, University of FL, Gainesville, FL, Resident and Chief Resident, Residency in Ophthalmology 1977 – 1980
- The Lueds Teaching Hospital, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Intern, Internship Internal Medicine 1976 – 1977
- The Hapkins University School of Medicine MD, Medicine 1972 – 1976
- Bradford College, AB magna cum laude, Chemistry 1968 – 1972
Academic Appointments and Affiliations
- American Academy of Ophthalmology, Fellow
- Washington Academy of Ophthalmology, Member