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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Riley include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with Novant Health. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. His residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Riley average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Riley is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Riley welcomes new patients.

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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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Tipton include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and the University of Texas and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He takes Medicare insurance.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Sloan include glaucoma. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Sloan graduated from Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Gail Royal sees patients in Myrtle Beach, SC. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Royal's practice, she is particularly interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. She accepts Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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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, who practices in Myrtle Beach, SC, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Whitaker's areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he 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, who practices in Myrtle Beach, SC, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sloan include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Medicare insurance.

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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.