Gregory Smith, MD – Laser Eye Surgery in Wilmington
S. Gregory Smith, MD, is a renowned eye surgeon who is trained in a range of refractive surgical procedures and corneal transplantation. He has been performing eye surgery since the early 1980s and boasts more than 25 years of experience. Throughout the course of his prolific career, Dr. Smith has traveled the world educating other eye surgeons, including more than 500 physicians in Southeast Asia and hundreds of others in Thailand. In addition to helping Bridgeville and Wilmington LASIK patients enhance their vision, Dr. Smith is an attending surgeon at the famed Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, where he has been teaching for more than 20 years.
Dr. Smith was among the first surgeons in the country to be trained in phacoemulsification cataract surgery and was asked to train other eye surgeons who traveled to Minneapolis to learn this new technique under his mentorship. He has brought several new techniques to the United States, including the small-incision technique used to open the lens capsule and implant a foldable lens implant during cataract surgery. In addition, Dr. Smith was invited to travel to Germany and Hungary to study the latest refractive surgery techniques with the world’s leading ophthalmologists.
Dr. Smith is involved in the latest research and ophthalmic advancements. He has served as a consultant to numerous Fortune 500 companies and is frequently asked to lecture at national and international meetings and events. Dr. Smith has authored numerous articles, books and book chapters on subjects pertaining to eye surgery and eye health. He holds 20 patents including one for an implant for glaucoma treatment and another for an accommodating IOL.
Dr. Smith has been honored with several awards by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
More About Dr. Gregory Smith
Dr. Smith obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Following medical school, Dr. Smith underwent initial medical training at the Sacred Heart Medical Center before completing his ophthalmology residency at the University of Minnesota. Although his formal education has long since culminated, Dr. Smith remains dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the field of vision correction through continued research of visual health.
As a leading Wilmington cataracts and LASIK surgeon, Dr. Smith is affiliated with a number of professional medical associations, some of which include:
- American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
- American Medical Association
- Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmology
- New Castle County Medical Society
- American College of Eye Surgeons
- International Society of Refractive Surgery
- International Intraocular Implant Club
- Medical Society of Delaware
- Eye Bank Association of America
View Dr. Smith’s published articles and books.
Dr. Smith always welcomes new patients seeking glaucoma surgery, cataract surgery, corneal transplant surgery, LASIK, Epi-LASIK or PRK in Wilmington. Please call our office at (302) 993-1300 to schedule your consultation, or use our online appointment request form.