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We found 6 ophthalmologists who accept Medicare near Myrtle Beach, SC.

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Dr. Shawn Francis Riley, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1115 48th Avenue
N Myrtle Beach, SC
 

Dr. Shawn Riley's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Riley focuses on glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Riley is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Riley attended Rush Medical College for medical school. He is affiliated with Novant Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Medical Circle
Myrtle Beach, SC
 

Dr. Reuben Tipton is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Tipton's areas of expertise consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and the University of Texas. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
401 79th Avenue N
Myrtle Beach, SC
 

Dr. Carl Sloan is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in glaucoma. He attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. Sloan is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
401 79th Avenue N
Myrtle Beach, SC
 

Dr. Gail Royal's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Royal has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Royal attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Medical Circle
Myrtle Beach, SC
 

Dr. Thomas Whitaker works as an ophthalmologist in Myrtle Beach, SC. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Whitaker accepts Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
401 79th Avenue N
Myrtle Beach, SC
 

Dr. Frank Sloan's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Sloan attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sloan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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What is Ophthalmology?

An ophthalmologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats problems of the eye. As opposed to optometrists, ophthalmologists are medical doctors, and their specialty is comprehensive eye care and eye surgery. An ophthalmologist can:
  • see patients for routine eye care
  • diagnose eye problems
  • prescribe glasses, contact lenses, and medications
  • provide refractive therapies to correct vision, such as LASIK
  • perform surgery on the eye

Ophthalmologists are trained in the same vision screening practices as optometrists; however, their practice tends to focus more on the medical and surgical management of complex eye disorders. Although vision is important, so is the physical health of the eye. An ophthalmologist performing an eye exam will examine the whole eye including the eyelids, the muscles that move the eye, the front and back parts of the eye, and the pressure inside the eye.

Patients sometimes see ophthalmologists as their primary eye care and vision doctors, or they may be referred to an ophthalmologist for treatment of a one-time problem with their eye, such as an infection. Ophthalmologists provide routine care for patients who have chronic eye diseases, such as glaucoma (where pressure inside the eye damages the optic nerve sending images to the brain) or macular degeneration (an age-related eye disease that causes vision loss). In addition to providing routine care, ophthalmologists will perform eye surgery on patients who need more serious treatment, such as a corneal transplant.