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Common Myths About Cataracts

Cataracts, an eye disease caused by the clouding of the eye’s natural lens, are the most common cause of blindness in the world. But despite their prevalence, there are many myths and misconceptions about cataracts, some which may prevent patients from getting the treatment and care they need. Dr. Kerry Solomon, a trusted cataract surgeon serving Charleston and the surrounding…

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How Diabetes Affects Vision and Ocular Health

Diabetes threatens the health of numerous organs of the body, including the eyes. In fact, diabetics are more likely to develop eye problems than nondiabetics. If left untreated, these eye problems, collectively referred to as diabetic eye disease, can lead to blindness. Charleston ophthalmologist specialist Dr. Kerry Solomon shares more information about diabetic eye disease in this blog post.

Real Patient Stories: Fear of surgery, Causing Horror Story Images all for Nothing

When many think of having surgery, common thoughts and images in our brain involve blood and sharp tools. Some patients even imagine their experience is going to be equivalent to their worst nightmare. That is what cataract patient, Nancy T., expressed. She said we “couldn’t even imagine the images she had in her head” prior to surgery. Nancy T. described…

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Real Patient Stories: Not a LASIK Candidate? Now What?

Everyone can have LASIK, right? Unfortunately, that is not the case. Not all patients are good LASIK candidates for a multitude of reasons, but that does not mean there is not an alternative solution to achieve better vision. For patient, Katherine S., one of those alternative solutions changed her life. Katherine said that finding out she was not a LASIK…

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Top LASIK Myths

If you are considering LASIK, you likely have started to research the procedure. But how much of the information you have read about LASIK is actually true? Top Charleston LASIK surgeon Dr. Kerry Solomon is aware that there are a number of myths and misconceptions surrounding the procedure. In this blog post, the trusted surgeon shares the truth on the…

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Does LASIK Last Forever?

One of the most frequently asked questions LASIK Specialist Dr. Kerry Solomon gets – and most persistent myths – is: how long does LASIK last?  Is it forever? Or does it wear off over time? LASIK eye surgery is permanent for the treatment of vision problems including nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. Because LASIK uses a laser to physically…

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When Should You Have Cataract Surgery?

When your ophthalmologist specialist has diagnosed you with cataracts, one of the first questions is “When should I schedule cataract surgery” I give my Charleston, South Carolina patients this answer: The best time to have cataract surgery is when your blurred vision is making it difficult to do things you want or need to do. In fact, many of my…

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How Much Should LASIK Cost…and Why?

If you’re in the market for LASIK eye surgery, in Charleston, South Carolina or anywhere else in the country, you’ve probably noticed lots of ads for low-cost LASIK and wondered why you should pay more than $999 per eye. Well, to start with, those low prices you see on billboards and hear in radio ads usually exclude around 99% of…

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After LASIK Eye Surgery, Recycle Your Contacts and Glasses

Publishing note: This post was updated on September 19, 2018 with the latest information and links available.  After you’ve had your LASIK eye surgery in Charleston, South Carolina, you might find you have some unused contacts and glasses sitting around that you no longer use with your improved vision from Dr. Kerry Solomon. So, what to do with those items?…

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Cataract Eye Surgery: Is It Time?

One of the most common uncertainties surrounding cataracts and cataract eye surgery is deciding when it’s the right time for surgery. Patients often wonder how they’ll know when their cataracts are ready to be removed; meanwhile, others worry about whether it’s possible to wait too long for cataract removal. The simplest answer is this: The right time for surgery is…

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Kerry Solomon, MD

Most experienced LASIK &
Laser Cataract Surgeon in SC

A leader in ophthalmic research and education, Dr. Solomon is often
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Mt Pleasant

1101 Clarity Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
TEL: (843) 881-3937
Mon - Thurs: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Fri: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

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West Ashley

2060 Charlie Hall Blvd #201
Charleston, SC 29414
TEL: (843) 881-3937
Mon - Thurs: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Fri: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

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Our renowned ophthalmologists in Charleston, and the entire state of South Carolina. At his Mt. Pleasant ophthalmology practice, with additional locations in North Charleston, West Ashley, and Summerville. Our specializes in refractive lens exchange, PRK, LASIK, cataract surgery with multifocal IOLs and toric lenses, and other eye surgery procedures. His patients come to Charleston from areas such as Myrtle Beach, Columbia, Hilton Head, Goose Creek, Johns Island, and Kiawah Island, SC; Asheville, NC; and Savannah, GA.

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