Welcome To Retina Consultants of Charleston
If you or someone you love is dealing with a retinal condition, think of Retina Consultants of Charleston as your home for comprehensive, state-of-the-art care, in your neighborhood. For more than 20 years, we’ve been one of South Carolina’s leading retina specialists, having provided comprehensive, state-of-the-art care for vitreoretinal diseases, and surgery of the retina, macula, vitreous and optic nerve.
Our goal is to provide you with fast and convenient diagnoses and the highest-quality level of care and treatment. And if you were referred, we’ll continuously work closely with your provider, keeping them fully informed of your condition and treatment.
A Small-Town Feel, With An Eye Toward The Future
We understand that you may be nervous and curious about visiting a new medical practice. Whether you are new to retinal care or you’ve been referred by another local provider, we’re ready to provide you with dedicated care and support.
Indeed, our success is due to our ability to retain a small-town, personalized feel, while providing the highest-quality unrivaled diagnostic measures and medical and surgical treatments. While based in the fast-growing metropolis of Charleston, we treat our patients like family, both to provide an exceptional patient experience, and to get a more complete picture of their particular situation. Additionally, we value our patients’ military service, and in fact, we are a Veteran-owned business.
The Equipment And Facilities For Success
To ensure you receive the proper level of care and treatment, efficiency, convenience, and the necessary technical skill are all essential components. All eight of our modern locations have been designed with your comfort and convenience in mind.
Each office features a full suite of cutting-edge tools and equipment to provide fast and convenient diagnoses. And our staff includes technicians and medical consultants, all highly trained and experienced in the latest ophthalmic diagnostic processes and technologies, ensuring extensive, dedicated eye care.
Count On Our Team Of Retinal Experts
We have assembled a team of medical and surgical professionals with the extensive knowledge and experience needed to diagnose and treat a range of vitreoretinal conditions. They are skilled and up-to-date on the most modern and advanced techniques. But they’ll patiently explain everything and answer all of your questions and concerns throughout your time with us.
Should you have an emergency or any medical need outside our normal hours, you can contact our office. We provide on-call service for emergencies, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just call (843) 763-4466 and Dr. Alfaro will be contacted immediately.
We think of you as more than just patients⸺you are our community, neighbors and family, and we want your experience to be as positive as possible. You can “Meet the Doctors” for more information.
A Destination for Research
Since 2000, our practice has actively pursued new and optimal treatments for a host of eye diseases, while continuing to educate our providers and patients. To accomplish these goals, we place a great value on research, leading and participating in multiple clinical trials, including those for such retinal conditions as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vein occlusion (RVO).
This has resulted in such achievements as our physicians being among the first to use intravitreal antiangiogenics to treat retinal diseases. Our two Clinical Trial Centers, located in Ladson and Beaufort, boast cutting-edge technology, allowing us to take part in advanced, global retina trials. And we encourage retinal patients throughout South Carolina and beyond to participate in these clinical trials.
Through our research approach, we’ve been able to train numerous international fellows. Our research fellowship offers young physicians the opportunity to experience clinical trials, one-on-one interaction with attending physicians, and surgical observation, as well as the chance to publish clinical articles and book chapters. Thanks to our patients’ generosity, we also provide an academic scholarship for those qualified.