Category Archives: Cataracts

June Is Cataract Awareness Month

According to Prevent Blindness America, more than 22 million Americans age 40 and older have cataracts. This number is expected to reach 30 million by the year 2020. Cataracts, which usually begin with very few visible symptoms, can lead to blindness if left untreated. Dr. Kerry Solomon, one of the top cataract surgeons in Charleston and the nation, is committed…

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Can Cataract Surgery Help You Live Longer?

If you have been researching cataract surgery, then you are likely aware of how the procedure can help restore clear vision and make everyday activities like reading and driving easier. But did you know that cataract surgery may also help you live longer? This is according to a study conducted by the National Bureau of Economical Research. Dr. Kerry Solomon,…

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What Causes Cataracts?

A cataract is a clouding and thickening of the eye’s natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over 40, affecting 22 million Americans alone. Although they can develop at different times for different people, cataracts are generally considered an inevitability–if you live long enough, eventually you’ll develop them. But…

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Think a Loved One May Have Cataracts? Here’s What to Do

Your aging mom still likes to drive, but you’ve noticed that she’s having a harder time reading street signs. Or maybe she’s always enjoyed playing tennis, but tracking the ball is getting difficult. It’s possible she’s one of the 50% of individuals who develop cataracts by the time they’re 75. It can be tough for seniors to acknowledge age-related vision…

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The Evolution of Cataract Surgery

It’s easy to take for granted some of the advanced medical treatments available today. As an ophthalmologist in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina who specializes in LASIK and refractive cataract surgery, I find it fascinating to look back on what was once considered “state-of-the-art” eye care. Cataract surgery continues to improve, and surgical innovations pioneered in the past couple of decades…

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Operation Sight: Restoring Vision, Changing Lives

At Dr. Kerry Solomon’s practice, we consider ourselves fortunate to spend every day helping patients live fuller lives by improving their vision. However, the reality is that many people in our community continue to be limited by poor vision because they cannot afford the medical care they need. Mrs. Cindi Solomon, along with Drs. Kerry Solomon, John Boatwright, and Paul Herring,…

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Preparing for Cataract Surgery

If you’re one of the more than 20 million Americans over 40 affected by cataracts, you know what it’s like to live with the blurred vision, the glare (especially when driving at night), and the gradual loss of contrast and color that comes with the condition. This is no way to spend your golden years! I tell my Charleston patients…

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What Is Recovery Like After Cataract Surgery?

June is Cataract Awareness Month, which I realize may not be as exciting for you as it is for me and my fellow ophthalmologists. Here in Charleston, SC, I specialize in , so I’d like to take the opportunity to address some of the questions and concerns that many patients have surrounding the procedure, including pain, sensitivity, and safety. Many…

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Can Cataract Surgery Be a Pleasant Experience?

One thing that surprises my patients most about is just how enjoyable their surgery day can be. In fact, many of the folks I have treated during my career as an ophthalmologist in Charleston, SC, tell me that their cataract surgery was the most pleasant medical experience they’ve ever had. Something happens to all of us as we age: We…

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The Role of Healthy Vision During Crisis

Resilience is a remarkable thing. As an ophthalmologist in Charleston, SC, I know this well. After refractive or cataract surgery, the human eye has the incredible power to mend rapidly and allow us to see clearly once again. . A LASIK patient is able to resume routine activities as soon as the very next day. And advanced cataract surgery patients…

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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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Our renowned ophthalmologist serves Charleston, and the entire state of South Carolina. Dr. Kerry Solomon's ophthalmology practice is located in Mt. Pleasant, with an additional location in West Ashley. Our practice specializes in refractive lens exchange, PRK, LASIK, laser cataract surgery with multifocal IOLs and toric lenses, and other eye surgery procedures. Dr. Solomon's patients come to Charleston from areas such as Myrtle Beach, Columbia, Beaufort, Hilton Head, Goose Creek, Johns Island, and Kiawah Island, SC; Asheville, NC; and Savannah, GA.

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