Dr. Barry Atlas, MD

Dr. Barry Atlas, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 67
Dr. Barry Atlas, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Portsmouth, VA and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

3235 Academy Ave Ste 101

Portsmouth, VA 23703

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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more than 82% of peers
Contusion of the Eyeball
more than 83% of peers
Dry Eyes
more than 64% of peers

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Dr. Atlas' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Atlas "Dr. Barry Atlas has been practicing Ophthalmology since 1978, and has helped carry the Hampton Roads area into the age of progressive and innovative vision restoration. Dr. Atlas has been called one of the area's best and most well known eye surgeons, having introduced many of the surgical procedures now performed by other ophthalmologists. He brought vision correction surgery to Hampton Roads in 1984, performed the area's first combined cataract extraction, intraocular lens implant and cornea transplant procedure, introduced one-stitch cataract surgery which subsequently evolved into a painless no-stitch 10 minute procedure, performed the area's first lasik operation in front of most of the area's eye surgeons at the Laser Optic Center, and has remained at the leading edge of progressive contemporary vision saving and restoration techniques. He was the area's first to be honored with certification by the American Board of Eye surgery in cataract and lens implant microsurgery, and is one of the only eye surgeons in Virginia to have earned dual subspecialty certification in both cataract microsurgery and lasik vision correction surgery. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Lions Medical Eye Bank at the Eastern Virginia Medical School and was the driving force behind the creation of Tidewater Eye Centers, having served as its founding President. Dr. Atlas earned his undergraduate degree, graduating with high honors from the University of Illinois, followed by receiving his MD degree from the prestigious University of Chicago, one of the best known medical institutions in the world. After completing his Ophthalmology residency training at Northwestern University, he was selected to receive specialized fellowship training at the University of Connecticut, under the expertise of Dr. Daniel Taylor, where he received rigorous training in cataract, lens implant, corneal and vision correction surgery. As part of his unwavering commitment to the evolving field of Ophthalmology, Dr. Barry Atlas is dedicated to the continuing education of other eye care providers. He continues to share his expertise and valuable experience on the latest vision correction surgeries, small incision cataract microsurgical techniques, and innovative operating room methods through lecturing and in-office and in-OR training. He continues to give individualized attention to his patients, paying particular attention to the smallest and most important details, and standing by his patients through their pre-surgical evaluations, surgery and post-surgical care."
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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

56  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Migraine
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
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6  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Mt Zion Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Northwestern University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • University Conn Health Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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