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Stephen E. Smith, M.D. 


Diseases of the Eye & Ophthalmic Surgery.

Born in Athens, Georgia, Dr. Smith completed his undergraduate degree at

Emory University and obtained his medical degree at Morehouse School of

Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. His training at the Ochsner Medical Foundation

in New Orleans has given him a well-rounded basis in general ophthalmology.

Since his arrival in Southwest Florida in 1998, Dr. Smith has strived to continue the highest quality eyecare as set forth by his father-in-law Dr. Cecil C. Beehler.

Dr. Smith is a board certified ophthalmologist and is licensed to practice medicine in Florida, Louisiana, Georgia and Alabama. He brings to the practice the most modern techniques and state-of-the-art technology in cataract and glaucoma surgery. Because your vision is important, Dr. Smith spends time with each patient, personally addressing your questions and concerns. Being a diabetic himself, Dr. Smith specializes in the diagnostic and treatment of diabetic eye diseases. He brings a special aspect to this portion of his practice and is comfortable discussing any aspect of diabetes.

Dr. Smith lives in the relaxed rural community of Alva with his wife and 3 daughters. He is very active with his daughter's school activities and the Parent and Teacher Association.

If simply excellent eyecare and a doctor committed to care is what you desire, come and visit Dr. Stephen E. Smith and see what a difference a doctor who cares can make.

College Education
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Bachelor of Science 1984 - 1988
Double Major - Chemistry and BiologyMedical Education
Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta GA
Doctor of Medicine 1988 - 1993
Honors: Community Health and Preventive
Medicine Award, 1990

Ochsner Medical Foundation,
New Orleans, Louisiana
Training in internal medicine, 1993-1994Residency - Ophthalmology
Ochsner Medical Foundation,
New Orleans, Louisiana
June 1995 - June 1998

Professional Affiliations
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Medical Association
Lee County Medical Society - School Health Advisory Council
Collier County Medical Society
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Florida Medical Association

Hospital Privileges
Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center
University Eye Surgery Center - Fort Myers
Doctor Outpatient Surgery Center - Naples


Medical Licenses
Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Alabama

Research & Publications
Wilkinson KD, Smith SE, et al. ''A specific Inhibitor of the Ubiquitin Activating Enzyme: Synthesis and Characterization of Adenylate Analoge. ''Biochemistry''

Ezeonu MI, Smith SE, et al. ''Modulation of Differentiation of Retinal Cell Line by Differentiation-specific Inducers & Extracellular Matrices.'' Abstract ARVO and ''Cell Biology''


Eye Associates
Stephen E. Smith

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