Joseph B. Barron, M.D.

Joseph B. Barron, M.D.Dr. Joseph B. Barron is an ophthalmologist, specializing in diseases and surgery of both the cornea and retina. He manages a variety of eye conditions ranging from general exams to complex eye problems including evaluations for corneal transplantation, cataracts, glaucoma, infections, diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, and medical retinal disease requiring laser treatment or injections.

Dr. Barron received his B. S. degree from Louisiana Tech University, and his Doctor of Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. After completing a medicine internship at the University of Alabama Hospitals and Clinics in Birmingham, AL, he served as a general medical officer for one year in Thailand and a second year in Oakland, CA.

Dr. Barron puts every effort in converting his many years of training and experience into excellent care for his patients.

He then completed 3 years of residency training at Letterman Army Medical Center, Presidio, CA, and served 4 years as an ophthalmologist at the 130th Station Hospital in Heidelberg, Germany. He returned to San Francisco for two years of fellowship training at Pacific Medical Center; the first year was in diseases and surgery of the cornea, and the second year was in diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous.

He completed over 13 years of active duty in the Army with a two year tour at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI. He returned to Monroe in 1986, and has been in practice at The Eye Clinic of Monroe since then.

Dr. Barron puts every effort in converting his many years of training and experience into excellent care for his patients.

Joshua K. Fernandes, M.D.

Joshua K. Fernandes,  M.D.Dr. Joshua K. Fernandes is an ophthalmologist, specializing in diseases and surgery of the retina, vitreous, and macula. He treats conditions such as diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, retinal detachment/tears, macular hole, eye trauma, and many other complex eye diseases.

Dr. Fernandes was born and raised in Ruston, LA. He was inspired to pursue a career in ophthalmology in part by his mother, who went blind due to an inherited retinal disease. His mother was the founding director of the Louisiana Center for the Blind in Ruston, where he has spent countless hours working with the blind and visually impaired. From these experiences, he developed a passion for helping those with eye disease.

Dr. Fernandes practices ophthalmology with a passion that stems from a personal connection to those with visual impairment.

After graduating at the top of his class at Ruston High School, Dr. Fernandes earned his undergraduate degree with honors from Tulane University. He attended medical school at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

He then completed an internal medicine internship at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital (affiliate of Columbia University) in New York City, followed by an ophthalmology residency at the University of Chicago, where he served as Chief Resident. Lastly, he completed a prestigious two-year fellowship in vitreoretinal disease and surgery with world-renowned retina specialists at Northwestern University in Chicago.

Dr. Fernandes has been actively engaged in research with numerous publications and presentations at national meetings. His honors include selection as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholar, which afforded him the opportunity to spend a year conducting research at the National Institutes of Health. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, and the Association for Research in Ophthalmology.

Dr. Fernandes is proud to have returned home to serve his native community. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, water skiing, and spending time with his large family.