Dr. Derek Barker, MD

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Dr. Derek Barker, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Columbia, SC and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Medical University of South Carolina medical school in 1999. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Barker to book an appointment.

Dr. Barker

Columbia Eye Clinic

1920 Pickens St Columbia, SC 29201
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Barker's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Vitreoretinal Surgery
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Dr. Barker performs Vitreoretinal Surgery more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Barker performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Benign Neoplasm of Eye
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Dr. Barker treats Benign Neoplasm of Eye more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Barker treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Macular Hole
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barker treats Macular Hole more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Barker treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Barker's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Examination
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Floaters
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pars Planitis
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Dr. Barker's Reviews

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Dr Barker got me in on the Monday after Thanksgiving as my eye had hemorrhaged. He ran several tests to confirm his diagnosis, very thorough. He took time to explain what had happened so I understood where my eye was medically, and what is needed going forward. This ran past their closing time, I appreciate the care and concern for my eye.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Great personality. Great explanation. Called back 10 min before appt. Office staff excellent.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Excellent retinal specialist. Very knowledgeable. Explains things clearly. Compassionate. Highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Biography

Dr. Derek Barker, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Columbia, SC and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Medical...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Medical University of South Carolina
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Derek Barker, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Derek Barker, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Barker's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Derek Barker, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Barker frequently treats Vitreoretinal Surgery, Benign Neoplasm of Eye, and Macular Hole. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Barker treats.

Where is Dr. Derek Barker, MD's office located?

Dr. Barker's office is located at 1920 Pickens St, Columbia, SC 29201. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Derek Barker, MD offer telehealth services?

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Locations

Columbia Eye Clinic

Columbia Eye Clinic1920 Pickens St Columbia, SC 29201
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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