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Cataract Surgery: Is It Time?

One of the most common uncertainties surrounding cataracts and cataract 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 when…

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Your Eyes and Summer

  It’s summertime, and with summer comes many great warm weather activities and adventures.  With so much to see and do and so much daylight to do it in, summer puts very specific demands on your vision. In order to enjoy your favorite outdoor activities during the summer months while still protecting your eyes, here are some important tips to…

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Before and After LASIK with an Air Force Pilot

  Clear vision is important to all of us, for all sorts of different reasons. But for Isaac D., an Air Force pilot, the ability to see clearly is absolutely essential. As he told us before his LASIK procedure, “My eyes are kind of my livelihood right now.” LASIK has been approved for United States Airforce Pilots (and even NASA…

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Thinking About LASIK? Let’s Talk About Your Health

You’ve made the decision to consider LASIK eye surgery. You’ve done your homework and scheduled your consultation. During this comprehensive consultation, we will ask you questions about your personal health history and carefully evaluate your eyes and vision to make sure they are suitable for vision correction with LASIK. We can’t stress enough the importance of providing a complete health…

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What’s New? Operation Sight!

Imagine having cataracts and being unable to afford the eye surgery needed to restore good vision and improve quality of life. Now, co-founders Dr. Kerry Solomon, Dr. John Boatwright, and Dr. Paul Herring of Carolina Eyecare Physicians are proud to introduce “Operation Sight,” the first program of its kind in the Lowcountry. This new not-for-profit organization will provide cataract surgery…

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Cataract Awareness Month: What’s New This Year?

August is Cataract Awareness Month, a good time to look back to see what is new since last August. As it turns out, this has been quite an eventful year for Dr. Solomon and his colleagues at Carolina Eyecare Physicians. Why?  Bladeless refractive laser cataract surgery is being performed right here in Charleston! With the arrival of the LenSx® laser…

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Don’t Forget Those Vitamins & Veggies

Do your eyes seem older than you are? If so, you are not alone, nine million Americans have age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and 22 million Americans have cataracts. The National Eye Institute’s Age Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) found that your parents were right; you should eat your veggies. The study found a combination of Vitamins C, E and beta…

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Why Are We So Excited About Bladeless Cataract Surgery?

Because this technology makes it possible for Dr. Solomon to minimize risks and optimize results. It gives him image-guided control and the ability to plan and customize each procedure to the unique characteristics of the patient’s eye. Dr. Solomon, who performed the first LASIK procedure in South Carolina, predicts: “In five to 10 years, all cataract correction procedures will be…

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This Cataract Laser Is a Real Beauty

Dr. Solomon recently welcomed a beautiful, new member to the Carolina Eyecare Physicians’ family: Bella, an FDA-approved femtosecond laser developed by LenSx®.  The laser, located at the Physicians’ Eye Surgery Center in Charleston, uses the same technology used in bladeless LASIK procedures. Designed for use in cataract procedures, Bella is one of only four bladeless cataract lasers in the country.…

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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
the first in the state to have access to new technology, which he
uses to achieve optimal results for his patients.

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