This year, the South Carolina Hospital Association held two SC Mission 2013 events in South Carolina.

SC Mission 2013: Midlands, held August 2-3 in Columbia and SC Mission 2013: Lowcountry, held August 23-24 in Charleston County.

These events were open clinics that provided free health care services on a first-come, first-served basis to adults who are uninsured or underserved.

During both events, thousands of volunteers — including physicians, nurses, optometrists, pharmacy and lab specialists, medical and nursing students, and lay persons participated in providing care to uninsured and underserved South Carolinians.

Dr. Virgil Alfaro and Dr. John Kerrison, both from Retina Consultants of Charleston, along with their talented technical staff, provided ophthalmic screenings and care to over 350 patients during the events.

By |October 21st, 2013|Categories: Charleston, Dr's Blog, Events, Retina|Tags: , , |Comments Off on This year, the South Carolina Hospital Association held two SC Mission 2013 events in South Carolina.

Retina Consultants of Charleston Opens Clinic in Lake City

Residents of Lake City now have easy access to one of South Carolina’s leading retina specialists, as John Kerrison, M.D. of Retina Consultants of Charleston opens a clinic at 123 Epps Street.
This practice will offer a full range of ophthalmic services, providing state-of-the-art care in the management and treatment of vitreoretinal diseases including Macular Degeneration, Macular Hole, Diabetic Retinopathy, Epiretinal Membranes, Retinal Detachments, Uveitis, Complications of Cataract Surgery, Sickle Cell Disease and Ocular Trauma. Dr. Kerrison also specializes in neuro-ophthalmology.
“We are very excited to bring our practice to Lake City. Retina Consultants of Charleston participates in many clinical trials, and patients have the opportunity to receive cutting-edge treatments for numerous ocular diseases.”, said Dr. Kerrison.
A Charleston native, Dr. Kerrison graduated from Porter Gaud High School and was then a valedictorian graduate of The Citadel. He is the son of Dr. Horry Kerrison, a long-time respected member of the Charleston ophthalmic community. After graduating valedictorian from Emory University School of Medicine, he received his ophthalmic training at Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Wilmer Eye Institute. Upon completion of fellowship training at Emory and Wilmer, Dr. Kerrison then served in active duty in the United States Air Force, stationed at Andrews AFB and Lackland AFB.
Throughout his medical career, Dr. Kerrison has been a productive member of the academic community at Johns Hopkins, holding assistant professor appointments in the Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery departments. His National Institutes of Health sponsored research has been aimed at developing new therapies for retinal ganglion cell regeneration. Dr. Kerrison has authored more than 50 academic papers and edited three major ophthalmology textbooks, including Walsh and Hoyt’s Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology 6th Edition, and Macular Surgery, 1st Edition (1999) & 2nd Edition (2011). He […]

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Make Patient Referrals Online!

Did you know that your doctor can make a patient referral using our website?
A doctor’s office can be a busy place!  The office support staff can get particularly busy making referrals to other doctors, and accepting patient referrals from outside doctors.  A lot of their time can be wasted waiting on the phone or fax machine. Retina Consultants of Charleston helps make the referral process easier!  Referring physicians can easily send a patient’s information using THIS FORM.  It goes straight to our front desk staff, who will then call the patient to schedule the appointment, and confirm the referral with the doctor who sent it.

Just another way that Retina Consultants of Charleston is working to make your eye care as painless as possible!

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.