Dr. Brian Johnson, MD

Dr. Brian Johnson, MD

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Dr. Brian Johnson, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Clemson, SC and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Medical University Of South Carolina in 2003 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

931 Tiger Blvd

Clemson, SC 29631

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
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Top Care Areas

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Lazy Eye
very high
more than 98% of peers
Migraine
very high
more than 94% of peers
Glaucoma
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Dr. Johnson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Johnson "Dr. Brian Johnson is native to the Upstate, graduating from Seneca High School. He earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry with a minor in Political Science, Summa Cum Laude, at Clemson University. In 1999, he was awarded the Clemson University Chemistry Faculty Award. At the Medical University of South Carolina, he obtained his medical degree and won the MUSC College of Medicine Alumni Award. While at MUSC, he earned several honors including those in Ophthalmology, Pediatrics, Neurology, and Internal Medicine. Dr. Johnson performed an internship in Internal Medicine at the top-rated Pennsylvania State University, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He then completed his Ophthalmology residency at Penn State where he served as Chief Resident his final year and won the Penn State Vision Research Award for the most outstanding and significant eye care research. During his residency at Penn State, he performed innovative research in lens implants in children and intraoperative floppy iris syndrome in cataract surgery. Dr. Johnson and his family returned to Clemson, SC in 2007 to join the team of doctors at Clemson Eye and become active staff at Oconee Memorial Hospital in Seneca, SC. He practices comprehensive ophthalmology including surgical treatment of cataracts as well as laser surgery for glaucoma and retinal disease and medical management of glaucoma and other eye diseases. In 2009, he become certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Johnson lives in North Anderson with his wife Anna, a registered nurse, and their three children. He enjoys golf, boating, and attending Clemson sporting events. An active member of church, he enjoys history and travel with his family."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Johnson "Mission: "To provide the best and most advanced surgical and medical eye care to a highly satisfied patient.""

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

113  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Best's Disease
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract - Aberrant Oral Frenula - Growth Delay
  • Cataract - Alopecia - Sclerodactyly
  • Cataract - Ataxia - Deafness
  • Cataract - Cardiomyopathy
  • Cataract - Congenital Ichthyosis
  • Cataract - Microcornea Syndrome
  • Cataract Congenital Dominant Non Nuclear
  • Cataract Dental Syndrome
  • Cataract Hutterite Type
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Cataract, Anterior Polar, Dominant
  • Cataract, Autosomal Recessive, Congenital 2
  • Cataract, Congenital Nuclear, Autosomal Recessive 1
  • Cataract, Congenital Nuclear, Autosomal Recessive 2
  • Cataract, Congenital, Autosomal Dominant
  • Cataract, Congenital, Cerulean, Type 1
  • Cataract, Crystalline Aculeiform or Frosted
  • Cataract, Crystalline Coralliform
  • Cataract, Juvenile, With Microcornea and Glucosuria
  • Cataract, Microphthalmia - Nystagmus
  • Cataract, Posterior Polar, 1
  • Cataract, Posterior Polar, 2
  • Cataract, Posterior Polar, 3
  • Cataract, Posterior Polar, 4
  • Cataract, Posterior Polar, 5
  • Cataract, Total Congenital
  • Cataract, Zonular
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Congenital Glaucoma
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Ectopia Microspherophakia - Stiff Joints - Short Stature
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Glaucoma - Sleep Apnea
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, B
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, C
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, D
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, E
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, F
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, G
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, I
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, J
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, K
  • Glaucoma 3, Primary Congenital, A
  • Glaucoma 3, Primary Infantile, B
  • Glaucoma Acquired Secondary to Intraocular Neoplasm
  • Glaucoma Associated With Systemic Abnormalities
  • Glaucoma Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Glaucoma in Ciliochorodial Detachment
  • Glaucoma in Epithelial Ingrowth
  • Glaucoma in Intra Ocular Tumours
  • Glaucoma in Iridoschisis.
  • Glaucoma in Phacomatoses
  • Glaucoma, Normal Tension, Susceptibility to
  • Hazy Vision
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Amyloidosis
  • Macular Corneal Dystrophy, Type I
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Degeneration, Polymorphic
  • Macular Dystrophy, Atypical Vitelliform
  • Macular Dystrophy, Concentric Annular
  • Macular Dystrophy, Retinal, 2
  • Macular Dystrophy, Retinal, 3
  • Macular Dystrophy, Vitelliform, Adult-Onset
  • Macular Dystrophy, Vitelliform, Early-Onset
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • North Carolina Macular Dystrophy
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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19  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Clemson University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • United States Naval Academy
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • Medical University Of South Carolina
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Pennsylvania State University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Pennsylvania State University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Honors in Pediatrics, ...
  • Clemson University Chemistry Faculty Award, 1999
  • Honors in Neurology, ...
  • Honors in Internal Medicine, ...
  • MUSC College of Medicine Alumni Award, 1999
  • Honors in Ophthalmology, ...
Media & Publications
  • AcrySof Acrylic Lens Implantation in Children: Clinical Indications of Biocompatibility, 2001
  • Clemson Eye Homepage,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Johnson's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Johnson to family and friends
21 total reviews (12 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

  • 5
    (18)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Johnson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (12)

Great doctor, takes very good care of his patients. I just had cataract surgery and was apprehensive. I had no problems, glad I got it done.
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Excellent servide and made the visiti relaxing.
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I recently saw Dr. Johnson for an eye issue associated with shingles. He was very caring and knowledgeable and resolved the issue successfully.
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Friendly, courteous, skilled, patient with questions, and takes his time.
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Answers questions, takes his time, and explains technical language.
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