C. Byron Smith, MD (Retired)

Corneal Specialist

Dr. Byron Smith, M.D. brings a new sub-specialty to Billings, Montana. He is a corneal sub-specialist by training, performing corneal transplants and treating difficult and unusual corneal conditions. Dr. Smith is also experienced in refractive surgery with certification and training on at least three different lasers and microkeratomes, including WaveFront technology for precision LASIK vision correction.

Training in Surgery

Dr. Smith received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas and completed his residency in neurology and general surgery at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City. He then went on to complete his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Kansas. He performed his fellowship in corneal and anterior segment surgery at Trinity Lutheran Hospital in Kansas City.

Dr. Smith brings with him a great amount of experience and expertise. He was formerly an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Kansas where he was director of residents’ training in cataract surgery. He is credited with a long list of accomplishments including involvement in several laser research projects and the development of computer software specific to the needs of his specialty. He is a huge asset to our medical community and is looking forward to using his knowledge and skills to help those needing his care.


Board Certified
Undergraduate 1966 – 1970, Hendrix College
Intramural Chess Champion 1968
University of Arkansas Medical School 1974
Internship, 1974-1975, St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, MO
Residencies 1975-1976, St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, MO
Private Practice as Emergency Physician 1976-1977, Private Practice as Emergency Physician, Kansas City, MO
University of Kansas Medical Center Ophthalmology 1977-1980, Kansas City, KS
Chief Resident 1979-1980, University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology
Fellowship 1980-1981, Trinity Lutheran Hospital, Kansas City, KS
Assistant Professor Of Ophthalmology 1980-1984, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology 1988 – 1990, Menorah Medical Center
Fellowship Training, advanced cataract surgery, Southern Eye Center, P.A. II 04/01-06/01

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