Barry E. Roper, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Roper specializes in comprehensive eye care including routine eye examinations, small incision cataract and implant surgery, glaucoma and macular degeneration assessments, and medical and laser treatment of glaucoma and other diseases of the eye.
Dr. Roper’s undergraduate degree was a BA from Murray State University, KY, with a double major in Chemistry and Biology. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, KY. Upon completion of his internship year at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, TN, Dr. Roper served three years in the U.S. Air Force as a Flight Surgeon including training at the School of Aerospace Medicine. He was a resident in ophthalmology from 1975-78 at the Medical College of Virginia and Chief Resident of that program during his third year. In 1997 he received an MBA degree through the Fast Track Program at Virginia Commonwealth University and was designated the managing shareholder of his medical group in 2003.
Dr. Roper began practicing ophthalmology in Richmond in 1978. He was a solo practitioner in Richmond Ophthalmic Associates, Ltd., for eighteen years before merging his practice with Richmond Eye Associates, P.C., in 1996. Dr. Roper began implanting intraocular lenses in conjunction with cataract surgery in 1982. He operated at the Richmond Eye and Ear Hospital from 1978 until its closure in 2002 and at the Stony Point Surgery Center since that time. Dr. Roper served as Chief of Staff of the Richmond Eye and Ear Hospital from 1993 through 1996. He was Chief of Ophthalmology at Johnston-Willis and Chippenham Hospitals during the eighties and served the American College of Surgeons on its Committee for Applicants for ten years. Dr Roper is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. he has been named President Elect of the Virginia Society of Ophthalmology for 2010-2012.
Dr. Roper practices in a seven member group providing medical, surgical, and vision care at three office locations and optical shops. The group includes cornea, external disease, and glaucoma sub-specialists. With thirty years of experience, Dr. Roper provides comprehensive eye care including routine eye examinations, small incision cataract and implant surgery, glaucoma and macular degeneration assessments, and medical and laser treatment of glaucoma and other diseases of the eye. Dr. Roper and his associates at REA utilize advanced technology including Optical Coherence Tomography and digital photographic imaging to assess conditions such as glaucoma and macular degeneration.
Dr Roper and his wife Pat reside in Midlothian, VA, and enjoy camping, boating, wine collecting, traveling and activities with the Corvette Club of Richmond. They have three married children and four grandchildren. He holds the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America and is a life member of the National Eagle Scout Association.
An appointment with Dr. Roper may be scheduled by calling the Appointment Line @ (804) 270-0330 or by selecting an appointment online at www.richmondeye.com.