Byron A. Santos, MD

oculoplastics specialist

Dr. Byron Santos, MD
Dr. Byron Santos, MD

Byron A. Santos, MD

oculoplastics specialist

Get to know Dr. Byron Santos

Byron Santos, MD began treating patients in the Cape Girardeau area through Kies Eye Center and Cape Outpatient Surgery Center in 1998 and then through Eye Consultants, Inc. in 2008. After our partnership with Eye Consultants, Inc. in 2018, Eye Care Specialists is pleased to offer Dr. Byron Santos’ functional and cosmetic oculoplastics procedures such as blepharoplasty, entropion and ectropion, ptosis repair, and eyelid-lesion surgery.
Dr. Byron Santos sees patients at our Cape Girardeau Doctors’ Park facility for regular appointments in the morning on the second and fourth Fridays of the month, then performs surgery in the afternoon at Physicians Alliance Surgery Center. He also performs surgery the first and third Friday of each month.




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Board Certified

Board certification indicates that beyond his or her basic medical license, an entity recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties has certified the surgeon to practice within his or her specialty. For ophthalmology, this entity is the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO). The ABO certifies the surgeon has completed specific training and continuing education related to the specialty. Click here for an informative video explaining ABO certification.


The following affiliations help Dr. Byron Santos stay abreast of technological advancements in ophthalmology and oculoplastics surgery.

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)

The mission of ASCRS is to advance the art and science of ophthalmic surgery and the knowledge and skills of ophthalmic surgeons. ASCRS is a primary resource for up-to-date clinical information for surgery, published research, and regulatory information affecting the practice of medicine.

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

The mission of the AAO is to advance the lifelong learning and professional interests of ophthalmologists (Eye M.D.s) to ensure that the public can obtain the best possible eye care. The AAO provides information and tools we utilize to educate our patients.

Southern Illinois Medical Association (SIMA)

Established in 1874, SIMA is an organization of physicians and healthcare practitioners who live in the southern-most counties of Illinois. SIMA looks to address problems specific to the 60 counties it represents and provides scholarships and loans to medical students.


Fellowship: Oculoplastics

St. Louis University School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology
St. Louis, Missouri

Residency: Ophthalmology

Rodolfo Robles Eyes and Ear Hospital
Guatemala City, Guatemala


Central Military Hospital
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Medical School

University of San Carlos, School of Medicine
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Doctor of Medicine


Bowdoin College
Brunswick, Maine


Has been practicing in St. Louis for over 34 years and in Cape Girardeau for over 20 years

The Director of the Glaucoma Clinic at the O’Donnell Eye Institute in St. Louis, Mo. since 1988

Eye Care Specialists

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