Charleston

John Kerrison, M.D. on helping people with eye disease.

Dr. Kerrison has an amazing philosophy of patient care, and speaks about his approach in this interview. John Kerrison, M.D. is a retina specialist, and neuro-ophthalmologist, and cares for patients from all over South Carolina. View his full profile HERE

Phase 4 NO SHAM ARM Study – Clinical Trial

Retina Consultants of Charleston, Clinical Trials Division
Now Accepting Patients: Phase 4 Study, NO SHAM ARM.
Looking for Rigorous Evaluation of Vision and Safety after treatment with EYLEA.
Clinical Trial Inclusion Criteria:
1. Naive patients with unilateral wet AMD.
2. VA 20/40 to 20/320
3. Men or women 50 years of age or older.
Clinical Trial Exclusion Criteria:
1. Wet AMD in the fellow eye. If after enrollment the patient developes wet AMD in the fellow eye, EYLEA will be provided for free for that eye.

Participants will receive study-related care at no cost for the duration of the study.

 

Call our office for details, or visit us on the web to make a patient referral.

(843) 763-4466

Free ‘Fam Jam’ event this Saturday at Marion Square

Check out this Article From TheDigitel.com
Free ‘Fam Jam’ event this Saturday at Marion Square
The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is celebrating the power of play with free event at Marion Square and free admission to the Museum.

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is hosting its first free Fam Jam Festival this Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Marion Square in partnership with the City of Charleston Farmer’s Market.

Marion Square becomes will be transformed into a giant playground to empower children and their families that being active is fun. Families have the opportunity to take part in a series of fun-filled, outdoor activities and fitness demonstrations, jump around in four jump castles and tower up a climbing wall.

Live music will fill Marion Square along with break dancers, student music group performances and appearances by Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr, News 2’s Carolyn Murray and Y102.5’s Brian Cleary. Those that attend Fam Jam will receive a special sticker to gain free admission to the Children’s Museum that day.

Fam Jam 2012 is presented by Lucey Mortgage Corporation, News 2 WCBD, Y102.5 and the Digitel Charleston and is sponsored by Retina Consultants of Charleston, Moe’s southwest grill, Anchor Sign, Anderson Insurance Associates, Other Brother Entertainment, Half Moon Outfitters, McAlister Development, Raising Cane’s, Rehabilitation Centers of Charleston, Retina Consultants of Charleston, Waldorf Family Fund, and Anne Marie, Jimmy & Catherine Hagood.

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma is called “the sneak thief of sight” since there are no symptoms and once vision is lost, it’s permanent. As much as 40% of vision can be lost without a person noticing.

Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness. Moreover, among African American and Latino populations, glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness, and it is more prevalent. Glaucoma is 6 to 8 times more common in African Americans than Caucasians.

Over 4 million Americans, and nearly 70 million people worldwide, have glaucoma. Experts estimate that half of them don’t know they have it. Combined with our aging population, we can see an epidemic of blindness looming if we don’t raise awareness about the importance of regular eye examinations to preserve vision.

In the United States, approximately 120,000 are blind from glaucoma, accounting for 9% to 12% of all cases of blindness.
What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that gradually steal sight without warning. Although the most common forms primarily affect the middle-aged and the elderly, glaucoma can affect people of all ages.
Vision loss is caused by damage to the optic nerve. This nerve acts like an electric cable with over a million wires. It is responsible for carrying images from the eye to the brain.
There is no cure for glaucoma—yet. However, medication or surgery can slow or prevent further vision loss. The appropriate treatment depends upon the type of glaucoma among other factors. Early detection is vital to stopping the progress of the disease.
Types of Glaucoma
There are two main types of glaucoma: primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), and angle-closure glaucoma. These are marked by an increase of intraocular pressure (IOP), or pressure inside the eye. When optic nerve damage has occurred despite a […]

We proudly announce the publication of Macular Surgery, 2nd Edition!

Macular Surgery, Second Edition

is written for and by retina specialists. It details the surgical indications and surgical techniques in the management of macular diseases.  With the first edition published in 1999, this second book published in 2011 presents a highly illustrated treatise on surgical maneuvers and techniques.
This text serves as a comprehensive and contemporary analysis of macular diseases and their management.  An exhaustive review of the latest proven surgical techniques and therapies for treatment of macular disorders is provided, with emphasis on proven techniques from extended investigations of controlled clinical trials.

This book gives a good and advanced insight to macular diseases and surgery. It touches the sub-macular surgery techniques and macular translocation procedures quite nicely, and the summary of the ETDRS and MPS is also an excellent reference for retina fellows.  Want a copy for your practice?  Click Here!