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W. Barry Lee, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Cornea, External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, and Cataract Surgery

W. Barry Lee, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist specializing in cornea, external diseases, refractive (LASIK) surgery, and cataract surgery. His undergraduate and medical school degrees are from the University of Kentucky. He completed residency training at the University of Kentucky and his fellowship training at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Lee joined Eye Consultants of Atlanta in 2003 and practices at the Cumberland, Buckhead, Piedmont Eye, and Macon locations.


Consulting Offices Visited

  • Family Eye Care, Milledgeville, GA
  • Eye Center of Central Georgia, Macon, GASoutheast Eye Specialists, Chattanooga, TN

Surgical Privileges

  • Piedmont Hospital
  • Piedmont Eye Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Piedmont Better Vision Laser Vision Correction
  • Medical Eye Associates, Macon, GA
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta


  • President, Georgia Society of Ophthalmology, 2017-2018
  • Eye Bank Association, R. Townley Paton Award, 2018
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology: Senior Achievement Award, 2017; Achievement Award, 2010
  • "Best Doctors in America" 2009 - 2018
  • Top Doctors in Atlanta, Atlanta Magazine, multiple years, 2007-present
  • Premier Surgeon 250 list, Ocular Surgery News / Slack
  • Board Examiner for American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Piedmont Clinic Summit Award for Excellent/Innovation, 2016
  • Textbook co-author, Ocular Surface Disease
  • Co-editor, Focal Points, Refractive Surgery Section

Medical Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Chair, Ophthalmology Technology Assessment Committee (Cornea Section) (2008-2014)
  • American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
  • Cornea Society - Board of Directors (2010-2016); Vice President (2016-19)
  • Cornea Society Scientific Program Chair (2011-2015)
  • Eye Bank Association of America - (Board of Directors, 2016-18)
  • Georgia Society of Ophthalmology - (President, 2017-18)
  • American College of Surgeons

Community Service

  • Georgia Eye Bank
  • Associate Medical Director (2006-2009)
  • Medical Director (2009-present)


Cornea, External Disease & Refractive Surgery; University of California, Davis Dept. of Ophthalmology Sacramento, California; Preceptors: Mark J. Mannis, M.D., Ivan R. Schwab, M.D.
University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY
Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, Spartanburg, SC
Medical School
University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY Highest Distinction, 1998
Undergraduate Degree
University of Kentucky, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Highest Distinction, 1994