The Eye Center Announces The Appointment Of Dr. Ryan N. Mercer, MD

Columbia, SC, November 10, 2021: The Eye Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ryan N. Mercer, MD, a cornea and refractive-trained specialist. Dr. Ryan Mercer specializes in cataract, cornea transplantation, laser vision correction, ocular surface reconstruction, refractive surgery, and comprehensive adult eye care.

While he is a cornea and refractive-trained specialist, Dr. Ryan Mercer manages other eye conditions such as glaucoma and the medical retina. He implants different lenses during refractive lens exchange and cataract surgery, including astigmatic lenses, monofocal lenses, and multifocal lenses.

In addition to laser cataract surgery, it excites us to inform you that Dr. Mercer also performs laser refractive surgeries like PRK, AK, LASIK, and LRI. If you are near-sighted and are not a candidate for laser refractive surgery, you may be fit for the implantable Collamer lens (ICL) surgery that Dr. Ryan Mercer performs. He is also proficient in full-thickness cornea transplant surgery and partial thickness corneal transplant surgery. Before joining us at The Eye Center, Dr. Mercer has amassed quality years of experience treating dry eye syndrome using a multimodal and tiered technique. Interestingly, he performs MIGS to manage glaucoma and administers eye injections that treat retinal conditions linked to macular degeneration and diabetes.

In 2021, Dr. Mercer concluded his Cornea & Refractive Surgery Fellowship at the prestigious Medical University of South Carolina. He co-authored several peer-reviewed articles approved for Ophthalmology Journals. Before his fellowship, Dr. Ryan Mercer finished his Ophthalmology Residency at the famous University of Missouri. Also, he graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2016.

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The Eye Center is the leading refractive practice in South Carolina, providing full service eye care and specializing in Refractive Surgery – Lasik, AST, PRK, PRELEX, as well as Corneal Transplant and Cataract Surgery.

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