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Ophthalmologist (eyes)
12 years of experience
Accepting new patients


Education ?

Medical School Score Rankings
University of Kansas (2000)
Top 50%

Awards & Distinctions ?

American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Board of Ophthalmology

Affiliations ?

Dr. Smetana is affiliated with 12 hospitals.

Hospital Affiliations



  • St Vincent General Hospital District - Cah
    822 W 4th St, Leadville, CO 80461
    Top 25%
  • Memorial Health System
    1400 E Boulder St, Colorado Springs, CO 80909
    Top 25%
  • Centura Health Penrose Community
    2215 N Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
    Top 25%
  • Centura Health / St Francis Medical Center
    6001 E Woodmen Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80923
  • Catholic Health Initiative
  • Memorial Hospital Central
  • Centura Hlth/Penrose St Francis Health Services
    2222 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
  • Memorial Hospital North
  • Colorado Eye Associates, PC
  • Penrose Hospital
  • Penrose Main Hospital
  • Surgery Center at Printers Park
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. Smetana has contributed to 1 publication.
    Title A Case of Infected Scleral Buckle with Mycobacterium Chelonae Associated with Chronic Intraocular Inflammation.
    Date July 2004
    Journal Ocular Immunology and Inflammation

    PURPOSE: To describe a unique case of chronic intraocular inflammation secondary to scleral buckle infection with Mycobacterium chelonae that was successfully treated with buckle explantation. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 59-year-old male with a history of retinal detachment repair at the age of 41 presented with chronic, recurrent intraocular inflammation responsive to topical corticosteroids. Conjunctival erosion with exposure of the scleral buckle occurred five months after initial presentation. The scleral buckle was removed and cultured. After three weeks of postoperative topical tobramycin and dexamethasone treatment, the patient has remained symptom-free without medications. The explanted material grew acid-fast bacilli later identified as M. chelonae. CONCLUSIONS: This case describes a new finding of chronic intraocular inflammation associated with a scleral buckle infected with M. chelonae and the successful resolution of extraocular infection and intraocular inflammation after buckle removal.

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