Dr. Gene Howard, MD

Dr. Gene Howard, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 62
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Dr. Gene Howard, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Mount Pleasant, SC and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in ophthalmology.

1101 Clarity Rd Ste 201

Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Contact Information

(843) 881-0100

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Howard performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Tear Duct Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Dacryocystorhinostomy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Eyelid Spasm
very high
more than 99% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

69  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chronic Dacryoadenitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects

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23  Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Oculoplastics
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Tear Duct Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Carolina.

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

  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Howard has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Howard's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Howard to family and friends
60 total reviews (31 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (60)

  • 5
    (49)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (9)

Dr. Howard'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 (31)

I had suffered with a dry eye condition for forty years plus when my Ophthalmologist referred me to Dr Howard! He diagnosed my problem right away and recommended surgery. I could not be happier as my issues were completely resolved! He is extremely knowledgeable, patient, understanding and...more
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My experience with Dr. Howard was excellent. His pre-op instructions and post op instructions were clearly understood. I found him to be very professional. His years of experience speak for themselves.. Surgery was done very efficiently and he was reassuring and supportive. His staff also does a...more
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Dr Howard did eyelid surgery on both my eyes on March 15, 2018. I followed his post op instructions to use an ice mask half an hour on and half an hour off all day for the first 4 days during waking hours. I had almost no swelling and no bruising or pain at all. My family and friends could not...more
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The surgery performed by Dr Howard was complete and I had no issues with healing. I have referred three of my friends to Dr Howard and they were pleased as well. His staff is extremely professional and the entire staff is dedicated. Thank you for a great job.
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I am very impressed with Dr. Howard. He is very prompt, courteous and explains issues very well.
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