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

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

Dr. Shawn Riley's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Riley average 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Riley accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Riley completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Novant Health. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Medical Circle
Myrtle Beach, SC
 

Dr. Reuben Tipton's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and the University of Texas and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He has indicated that his clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Tipton honors Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

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

Dr. Gail Royal practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Royal is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Royal attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Medical Circle
Myrtle Beach, SC
 

Dr. Thomas Whitaker practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Myrtle Beach, SC. Dr. Whitaker attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency. He has a special interest in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Whitaker is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

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

Dr. Frank Sloan is an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Sloan attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

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

Dr. Carl Sloan is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He is a graduate of Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He takes Medicare insurance.

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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.
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