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Services At Palmetto Eye Specialists

The topics below represent the main services we perform here at Palmetto Eye Specialists. If you do not see what you are looking on this list please feel free to call us directly at 843-785-2525. Dr. Kenneth Farr, at Palmetto Eye Specialists, has helped thousands of people enjoy better vision. Leading the way with new medications and surgical procedures, Palmetto Eye Specialists can diagnose and treat a wide range of diseases and conditions. The most up-to-date technology is used in all of our surgical procedures. We are committed to providing our patients the most advanced care available.

Cataract Surgery

If you have cataracts, you may be experiencing problems such as blurred or distorted vision, glare from sunlight or headlights, or trouble focusing on certain objects. Colors may appear more dim or less vibrant. When these symptoms begin to affect your daily activities, you may want to consider state-of-the-art no shot/no stitch cataract surgery. At Palmetto Eye Specialists, Dr. Kenneth Farr continually applies innovative technology, such as new Intraocular lens implants that can dramatically improve your vision. The new lens implant designs can correct astigmatism and even give you distance and near vision with a multifocal design! The surgery is performed on an out-patient basis, and patients typically resume normal activity the very next day. Learn more about cataract surgery.

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LASIK Eye Surgery

Palmetto Eye Specialists is now offering All Laser LASIK! This exciting new technology allows for a more precise flap to be made in the cornea by a femtosecond laser. We also have the ability to use Custom Wavefront technology to create a customized treatment for your corneal imperfections. This fingerprint of your cornea allows the laser treatment outcome to provide a more crisp, sharp vision! Learn more about LASIK eye surgery.

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Did you know that glaucoma is one of the leading causes of permanent blindness in the world? Millions of Americans suffer from the visual damages caused by glaucoma. However, blindness from this disease can be prevented with proper preventative eye care from Palmetto Eye Specialists, in order to diagnose it in it’s early stages. Your eyesight is very important to us, and we want to help make it last a lifetime. Learn more about Glaucoma.

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Oculuplastic Eye Surgery

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

Brow lifts, laser eyelid surgery and laser skin resurfacing have revolutionized cosmetic surgery of the eyes. Brow surgery reduces forehead lines and lifts tired, heavy eyes. Laser eyelid surgery can correct sagging eyelids and fatty pouches beneath the eyes. Skin resurfacing diminishes fine wrinkles, proving more youthful skin. These advances allow superior cosmetic results with a more rapid recovery for the patient. Learn more about eyelid surgery.

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Dr. Farr underwent extensive post-graduate training in ophthalmic laser and plastic surgery. Palmetto Eye Specialists is pleased to offer a comprehensive, individualized aesthetics program focusing on your special needs.

Aesthetic Services (Via Island Medical Spa)

BOTOX and Restylane


Botox South CarolinaIt seems like everybody is talking about Botox® Cosmetic, the highly effective, non-surgical procedure that can dramatically reduce your toughest wrinkles within 7 days. It’s been reported in the news, in fashion, health, and beauty magazines, and on TV. Or perhaps you’ve heard about it from your friends, and you want to know more.

Restylane ®

Restylane South CarolinaRestylane ® is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.

Comprehensive Eye Exams

Comprehensive Eye Exams South CarolinaMany people think of eye problems as something that happens to older people, but in fact, there are many eye conditions that can affect people in all stages of life & even childhood. Some of the eye conditions that can threaten a child’s vision are hard to detect, so children should have an eye and vision screening before age 5. Early detection and treatment of childhood eye conditions such as strabismus and amblyopia (lazy eye) can help ensure a lifetime of good vision. Learn more about eye exams.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Many people with diabetes experience blurred vision when their blood sugar is especially high or low. This blurring can also be a symptom of diabetic retinopathy due to damaged blood vessels in the retina. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness among working-age Americans. In most cases, blindness can be prevented through careful control of blood sugar and high blood pressure; avoiding cigarette smoke, and through early detection and treatment. If you have diabetes, it is very important to schedule regular eye exams at least once a year or more. Learn more about diabetic retinopathy.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Pediatric Eye Care

Pediatric Eye Care South CarolinaVision problems affect one in twenty preschoolers and one in four school-aged children. Since vision problems can begin at an early age, it is very important that children receive proper eye care. Untreated eye problems can worsen and lead to other serious problems, including permanent loss of vision and delayed development. Learn more about pediatric eye care.

Emergency Eye Care

Eye pain or any sudden changes in vision are considered ocular emergencies. The doctors and staff of Palmetto Eye Specialists are available during regular office hours to handle emergencies.

For after hour emergency needs, call 843.842.2020 to reach our on call doctor.

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Your Surgeons

Dr. Kenneth FarrKenneth D. Farr, M.D.
Dr. Farr is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is also a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, as well as a clinical instructor at Storm Eye Institute, Medical University of South Carolina. He graduated cum laude from the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed his residency at Storm Eye Institute, where he was selected chief resident.

Dr. Drew HunterDavid "Drew" Hunter, M.D.
Dr. Hunter is certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is a fellow of the American Medical Association and American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery. Dr. Hunter graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where he also played Division I football. He then received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, completed an internship in Internal Medicine and his residency in Ophthalmology at UNC. Dr. Hunter was recently awarded the Senior Surgical Excellence Award.

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  • Effects of Diabetes on Eyes

Effects of Diabetes on Eyes

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Primary vision problem caused by diabetes is diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of new cases of blindness and low vision in adults aged 20-65. Blurred vision can also be a symptom of more serious eye problem with diabetes. The three major eye problems that people with diabetes may develop and should be aware of are cataracts, glaucoma, and retinopathy. If you have diabetes you should consider regular exams. Learn more