Stony Point Surgery Center Congratulates Dr. Barry E. Roper

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Newly Named President of Virginia Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Stony Point Surgery Center, along with Richmond Eye and Ear, would like to congratulate Barry E. Roper, M.D. for becoming president of Virginia Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Roper was sworn-in to this prestigious position on Saturday, June 11, 2010, at the annual Virginia Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons board meeting in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Dr. Roper began practicing ophthalmology in Richmond in 1978 when he founded the Richmond Ophthalmic Associates. He was the sole practitioner for Richmond Ophthalmic Associates, Ltd., for 18 years before merging his practice with Richmond Eye Associates, P.C., in 1996. Since that time, he has been practicing with the seven-member group at Richmond Eye Associates, and this remains his main practice in Richmond, Virginia.

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, when he came to Stony Point Surgery Center. Dr. Roper served as Chief of Staff of the Richmond Eye and Ear Hospital from 1993 through 1996. He has previously held such esteemed positions as Chief of Ophthalmology at Johnston-Willis and Chippenham Hospitals 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 also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Roper practices at Richmond Eye Associates (REA), a premier opthamalogy care and services office dedicated to providing stellar medical, surgical and vision care at three office locations and optical shops. The group of practicing doctors 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 operates at Stony Point Surgery Center.

About Stony Point Surgery Center
Stony Point Surgery Center, Central Virginia’s premier outpatient surgery center, offers adult and pediatric surgical services to heal a broad spectrum of routine and special health issues. With more than 70 board-certified surgeons and an extensive nursing staff, Stony Point Surgery Center is able to quickly diagnose and treat a wide variety of simple and complex health issues. The Center follows flexible operating hours and utilizes the latest innovations in medical treatments and technology. Stony Point Surgery Center also has a dedicated Children’s Center, where special attention to pediatric medical services and treatments for the youngest of patients is offered in a loving, informative and supportive environment. For additional information about Stony Point Surgery Center, please call (804) 775-4500 or visit us online at


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