W. Barry Lee, MD, FACS, specializes in cornea, external diseases, and refractive surgery at Eye Consultants of Atlanta, The Piedmont Eye Group. He is also a Clinical Instructor at Emory School of Medicine in the Department of Surgical Anatomy. He is a co-author of Ocular Surface Disease: Cornea, Conjunctiva and Tear Film.
A native of Kentucky, Dr. Lee graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Kentucky, where he also earned his medical degree with highest distinction. He completed an internship in Spartanburg, South Carolina, followed by a surgical ophthalmology residency (chief resident) at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Lee performed a fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at the University of California, Davis.
In addition to an active clinical ophthalmology practice, Dr. Lee continues to participate in ophthalmic research with over 50 published works in peer-reviewed scientific journals along with scientific meeting presentations and teaching courses in the U.S. and other countries. Additionally, he has authored 13 book chapters on cornea and refractive surgery while maintaining a research focus on new techniques in corneal surgery and refractive surgery.
Dr. Lee volunteers as one of the medical directors of the Georgia Eye Bank and has been selected by the American Board of Ophthalmology to serve as an annual board examiner. He is a member of numerous professional societies and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He also serves as a mentor in the teaching of cornea specialists in Georgia through the cornea fellowship program at Eye Consultants of Atlanta and Piedmont Hospital.
Dr. Lee has gained extensive experience in cornea and refractive surgery through his training and a large consultative cornea/refractive practice. He received an Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2010, and has been listed in Best Doctors in America and Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Ophthalmologists for multiple consecutive years.