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 continues to contribute to industry medical research through five clinical trials held within his practice.

Dr. Kerrison is a retina specialist, and neuro-ophthalmologist and treats diseases of the retina, vitreous, and macula and ocular nervous system. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has been board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology since 1997.

Retina Consultants of Charleston provides state-of-the-art care in the management and treatment of vitreoretinal diseases and surgery of the retina, macula , vitreous and optic nerve in a comfortable, friendly environment.  The practice offers comprehensive care for retinal disorders and utilizes cutting edge technology to provide fast and convenient diagnosis. The practice has multiple locations to serve patients in cities throughout South Carolina, including: Charleston, Beaufort, Ladson, Mt. Pleasant, Orangeburg, Walterboro, and now Lake City.