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Dr. Derek L. Barker M.D.
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases (Retina and Vitreous)
Address: 1920 Pickens Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-779-3070
John A. Wells III MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases (Retina and Vitreous), Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Address: 124 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia, SC 29169
Phone: 803-931-0077
Dr. Walter Lovell Bogart III M.D.
Specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Average rating 3.67 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
Address: Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia, SC 29072
Phone: 803-794-0000
Clinical Interests: anterior segment diseases, cataracts, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)
Wilson Greene McWilliams M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Address: 9 Richland Medical Park Drive, Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: 803-434-2020
Clinical Interests: eye problems, strabismus
Dr. Lucas Oliver Platt Jr. D.O.
Specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Average rating 1.67 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 1655 Bernardin Avenue, Columbia, SC 29204
Phone: 803-256-0641
Rudolph Mitchell Newman Jr. MD
Specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Average rating 2.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1920 Pickens Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-779-3070
Robert Brian Huff MD
Specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Address: 1655 Bernardin Avenue, Columbia, SC 29204
Phone: 803-256-0641
Clinical Interests: anterior segment diseases, cataracts, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)
Edward Gustavo Mintz MD
Specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Address: 1920 Pickens Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-779-3070
Clinical Interests: anterior segment diseases, cataracts, comprehensive ophthalmology
Dr. Beau Taylor Bryan M.D.
Specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Address: 1655 Bernardin Avenue, Columbia, SC 29204
Phone: 803-256-0641
Dr. Cynthia Mills Volpe MD
Specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Average rating 3.5 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 2601 Laurel St, Columbia, SC 29204
Phone: 803-256-7494
Clinical Interests: anterior segment diseases, cataracts, comprehensive ophthalmology
William Cain Jr. MD
Specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Address: 1920 Pickens Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-779-3070
Clinical Interests: anterior segment diseases, cataracts, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)
William Lloyd Clark MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases (Retina and Vitreous), Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Address: 124 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia, SC 29169
Phone: 803-931-0077
Clinical Interests: retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases), vitreoretinal surgical procedures
Dr. Mark E. Robinson MD
Specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Address: 3505 Medical Drive, Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: 803-434-2020
Joshua Robinson MD
Specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Address: 124 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia, SC 29169
Phone: 803-931-0077
William Fort Crosswell MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
Address: 1920 Pickens Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-779-3070
Clinical Interests: retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases), vitreoretinal surgical procedures
Dr. John F. Payne MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases (Retina and Vitreous), Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Address: 124 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia, SC 29169
Phone: 803-931-0077
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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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