Dr Richard Barry

Vitreoretinal Surgery, Medical Retina, General Ophthalmology MBBChBAO, MD, FRANZCO

Dr Richard Barry

After growing up in countryside Ireland, Dr Barry completed his medical training at the University College Dublin (UCD) where he graduated with honours. He subsequently completed two further academic years undertaking his Doctorate in Medicine, working at UCD, Trinity College and the Royal College of Surgeons. He was awarded a scholarship by the University to undertake this postgraduate degree.

Dr Barry’s early medical career was in Ireland before he moved to Sydney and completed his advanced training in Ophthalmology at the Sydney Eye Hospital. He then travelled back to the United Kingdom to subspecialise in the fields of vitreoretinal surgery and medical retina.

With both surgical and medical retina subspecialist expertise, Dr Barry has a keen interest in age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions, macular holes, epiretinal membranes and retinal detachments. Dr Barry also performs cataract surgery, and has extensive experience in managing the most difficult cases that involve vitreoretinal intervention. Dr Barry understands the importance of providing a comprehensive service and thus maintains an interest in the management of common oculoplastics disease, glaucoma and other general ophthalmic conditions.

Dr Barry is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) and an active member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Retina Specialists, as well as the American Society of Retina Specialists.

Throughout his career, he has published numerous articles in peer reviewed ophthalmic journals and has presented the work of his doctorate studies and other research at many international conferences in Europe, America and Australasia.

Dr Barry prides himself on his good communication skills, caring nature and dedication to providing the most contemporary and evidence-based treatments available to all his patients. Dr Barry commits himself to spending time with his patients and ensuring they understand their disease, its natural history and any available treatment options. He is highly regarded as a skilled surgeon and is dedicated to remaining up-to-date with the latest surgical techniques through continuous professional development and education.

Outside of work Dr Barry enjoys spending time with his family, mountain-biking, surfing and playing soccer with the ANU Soccer Club. He also enjoys reading, chess and playing his old guitar (badly!).