Dr. David Smith, MD

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Dr. David Smith, MD
Dr. Smith served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years. He held a variety of positions, including Head of the glaucoma service at Bethesda Naval Hospital from 1988-1993. During that time he trained ophthalmology residents, conducted clinical research and treated various dignitaries including many members of Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court and President H.W. Bush. He also served as an assistant clinical professor at USUHS, the military medical school, where he taught eye trauma and cataract surgery courses to medical students and ophthalmology residents. Upon retirement from the Navy, he moved to Charlotte in 1993. Dr. Smith's primary interests are general ophthalmology and the medical management of glaucoma.

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Dr. Smith's Care Philosophy

At Horizon Eye Care, eyesight isn't just part of our focus. It's literally all we do. Services at Horizon range from routine family and pediatric eye care to specialty services and surgeries for cornea, glaucoma, oculoplastics and retina conditions, along with cataract surgery and laser-assisted cataract surgery. Our physicians and staff have vast experience, and stay current with the latest treatments, technology and techniques. We are Always Thinking Vision.

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Dr. Smith's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
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in Charlotte, NC |
Great Doctor, took his time with me and explained things so that I understood what was going on; I highly recommend Dr. Smith.
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Dr. Smith says...

Dr. Smith served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years. He held a variety of positions, including Head of the glaucoma service at Bethesda Naval Hospital from 1988-1993. During that time he trained ophthalmology residents, conducted clinical research and treated various dignitaries including many members of Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court and President H.W. Bush. He also served as an assistant clinical professor at USUHS, the military medical school, where he taught eye trauma and cataract surgery courses to medical students and ophthalmology residents.

Upon retirement from the Navy, he moved to Charlotte in 1993. Dr. Smith's primary interests are general ophthalmology and the medical management of glaucoma.

Dr. Smith's Care Philosophy

At Horizon Eye Care, eyesight isn't just part of our focus. It's literally all we do. 

Services at Horizon range from routine family and pediatric eye care to specialty services and surgeries for cornea, glaucoma, oculoplastics and retina conditions, along with cataract surgery and laser-assisted cataract surgery. Our physicians and staff have vast experience, and stay current with the latest treatments, technology and techniques.

We are Always Thinking Vision.

Dr. Smith says...

  • General Ophthalmology
  • Glaucoma

Dr. Smith's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Color Blindness
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Education

  • Medical School
    Emory University

    Graduated in 1979

  • Internship Hospital
    Naval Med Center

    Completed in 1980

  • Residency Hospital
    Naval Hospital

    Completed in 1984

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor

    Completed in 1988

  • Undergraduate School
    Naval Academy

    Graduated in 1973

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery