Andrew K. Bailey, MD

Clinical Associate Professor


Clinical Focus

My clinic focus is patient care in the areas of advanced glaucoma and cataract surgery. For glaucoma, we offer medical, laser and surgical treatment. We offer the most up to date surgical interventions ranging from minimally invasive glaucoma surgery to more traditional approaches to glaucoma surgery.

Special Interests

I am wholeheartedly invested in the education of our next generation of Ophthalmologists. Partnering with other Ophthalmologists at DMEI, we are assuring the highest quality of care standards are being taught to our residents. I participate and provide clinical and surgical educational experience at the main DMEI campus and in partnership with the Veterans Administration. As a former United States Navy Veteran, I am honored to continue to provide medical service to my fellow service members.

Clinical Practice

  • Advanced glaucoma care
  • Primary open angle glaucoma
  • Secondary open angle glaucoma
  • Anatomic narrow angle
  • Acute and chronic angle closure glaucoma
  • Secondary angle closure glaucoma
  • Traumatic glaucoma
  • Uveitic glaucoma
  • Glaucoma associated with other ocular disorders or anomalies
  • Pediatric glaucoma
  • Routine and complex cataract


  • BA: Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 1999
  • MD: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2004
  • Internship: Naval MedicalCenter, Portsmouth, Virginia, 2004-2005
  • Residency: Dean McGee Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2010 - 2013
  • Fellowship: Glaucoma, Dean McGee Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2013 - 2014


  • Oklahoma Academy of Ophthalmology
  • american Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • American Glaucoma Society
  • Chandler-Grant Glaucoma Society

Clinical Trials

  • Allergan 1698-301-007, Sub-Investigator

    The study is a Phase 3b study evaluating the duration of effect of Bimatoprost SR in POAG patients. The Investigational Product is a biodegradable polymer that will be implanted 3 times over the course of 30 months and as the polymer disintegrates, the medication is released.

Honors and Awards

  • 2018 M. Dwayne Andrews, MD Excellence in Teaching Award in Graduate Medical Education
  • Excellence in Attending at the VA Award in 2015 and 2018
  • Robert G. Small, M.D Award for Medical Student Education, 2012-2013
  • Annie Moreau, MD Fellow Teaching Award 2013-2014
  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal - 2010
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal - 2009
  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal -2007
  • Intern of the Year Department of Emergency Medicine, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, 2004-2005


  • Prospective study looking to Compare the efficacy of the Hydrus Trabecular meshwork and schlemms canal scaffolding Microstent with Ab Interno Canaloplasty(ABIC) - Primary Investigator
  • Retrospective study looking at outcome measures of Ab Interno Canaloplasty (ABIC) at one major teaching institution (DMEI) - 1,200 patient review of IOP lowering, reduction in medication uses and safety profile of ABIC - Primary Investigator
  • Comparative outcome analysis of patients undergoing iStent Inject at the DMEI. Multi-provider, single site retrospective analysis of IOP lowering, reduction in medication burden and safety profile of iStent inject as a surgical intervention

Born in Denver, Colorado, Dr.Bailey earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado and his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He completed an internship in pediatrics at the NavalMedicalCenter in Portsmouth, Virginia, where he was recognized as the Intern of the Year by the Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Bailey served in the United States Navy from 2004 to 2010 and as a General Medical Officer in the Navy from 2005 to 2010, during which time he was twice deployed to Iraq in Operation Iraqi Freedom for a total of 16 months of service there. He completed a residency in ophthalmology at the Dean McGee Eye Institute/University of Oklahoma, where he also completed a glaucoma fellowship.

Dr. Bailey is married to his high school sweetheart. They began dating when they were 15-16 years old. Both natives of Colorado but they consider Oklahoma home now. Dr. Bailey was married in 2000 and has three children in or closely approaching their teenage years.

From a Grateful Patient...

"Dr. Bailey has taken care of my mother's eyes. He is a wonderful Doctor. We love you Dr. Bailey." - Linda C.

* Results may vary.
** These are testimonials by patients of Dean McGee Eye Institute. The opinions reflect our patients’ personal experience with their treatment. However, surgical results and treatment outcomes may vary from person to person. Discuss typical outcomes of your procedure with your surgeon and set realistic expectations based on your body type, lifestyle, and medical history. Optimum results are achieved when supported with good nutrition and exercise.

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