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 is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Riley is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Riley is affiliated with Novant Health. His practice is open to 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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Myrtle Beach, SC. He is especially interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Tipton attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and the University of Texas for medical school.

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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's area of specialization is 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 is a Myrtle Beach, SC physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. She attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Royal's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She honors Medicare insurance.

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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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Myrtle Beach, SC. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. After completing medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Whitaker's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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. Frank Sloan works as an ophthalmologist in Myrtle Beach, SC. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sloan include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Sloan 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.

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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.