Dr. Gene Howard, MD

Ophthalmology •  Male • Age 64
  
Dr. Howard
Accepting new patients
1280 Johnnie Dodds Blvd Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

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Dr. Gene Howard, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Mount Pleasant, SC and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Howard to book an appointment.


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Dr. Howard accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Howard's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Eyelid Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard treats Eyelid Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Howard treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Visual Field Defects
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard treats Visual Field Defects more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Howard treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Scotoma
Tear Duct Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard treats Tear Duct Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Howard treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Howard's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Diplopia
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Graves' Disease
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Migraine
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects

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Dr. Howard's Reviews

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4.5

Based on 95 ratings

5 Stars
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Dr Howard performed a plastic surgical repair to my lower eyelid after MOHS surgery. He and his entire team showed the highest degree of professionalism, competence, and patient care possible. From start to finish they were terrific. The procedure and aftercare were fully described and explained. The actual procedure was performend flawlessly and the aftercare could not have been better. I would give Dr. Howard and his team the highest marks and an unqualified recommendation.
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Mark H. Swerdloff – May 07, 2020
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Dr. Howard and Melissa Laroche PA-C.....I cannot priase them enough for their professionalism and efficiency, as well as their bedside manner. I just this morning had my upper and lower eyelids fixed because of excess skin and bags under the eyes and I also had the laser treatment to remove the wrinkles around the eyes. From start to finish, they were fabulous ! I would highly recommend them to anyone who is considering any type of plastic surgery involving the eyes. The pre-op review was very , very thorough, they completely eased my fears and answered all of my questions. I am 5 hours out from the surgery as I type this review and I can honestly say that the pain is very, very minimal and my face does not look as bad as I had thought. Again, great doctors, staff , facility and great overall experience ! Thank you so much !!
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Courtney Daniels – Mar 10, 2020
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I had a lazy muscle causing one of my lids to droop significantly. Dr. Howard was efficient in his exam and also suggested I have cosmetic eyelid lifting on the other for symmetry. I'm so glad I did and it was not expensive. He and his staff earn my 5 stars.
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Melanie Fields – Feb 28, 2020
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Dr. Howard repaired my eyelids which was truly life changing for me, not only was I able to see more clearly but I was no longer ashamed of my appearance. Dr. Howard and his staff are incredibly caring and professional. The surgery center staff were also wonderful.
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Feb 14, 2020
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In August , Dr. Howard performed a repair surgery to my lower eye lid after a MOHS surgery. He did a wonderful job and you can't tell that anything had happened to my eyelid. I was very comfortable knowing he was my surgeon. I highly recommend Dr. Eugene Howard...... Diane, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
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Nov 01, 2019
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I'm very pleased with my eyelid surgery results. I almost forgot I had blue eyes! Dr. Howard and his staff were kind, patient and very informative.
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Theresa – Oct 08, 2019
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Dr. Howard, Malissa Laroche PA-C, and staff were excellent! All aspects of the surgery, process, and recovery were both explained and executed to perfection!
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Marvin Rajt – Sep 19, 2019
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Excellent
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James Beavers in Murrells inlet, SC – Feb 16, 2019
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I was immediately comfortable with Dr. Howard and his staff and confident in his expertise. I would recommend him to anyone needing his care and abilities.
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LaShawn in SC – Nov 24, 2018
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Great surgery for my eye lids
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Roberta Collins in Little River, SC – Nov 14, 2018
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Excellent experience. Dr. Howard explains the procedure and answers all questions without rushing through anything. Entire staff is efficient, patient and friendly. Highly recommend.
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Charleston, SC – Oct 24, 2018
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Wonderful Experience
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Oct 14, 2018
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Dr. Howard did eye lid surgery on me and did a wonderful job. No pain and the procedure was fast and even though I was not supposed to drive, I think I could have. The whole staff was wonderful and kept me informed of everything that they were doing. My compliments to you all.
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Stephen Jackson in Summerville, SC – Oct 12, 2018
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Dr. Howard is very professional and extremely kind. I highly recommend him and his wonderful staff. Alice Myrtle Beach, SC
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Alice in Myrtle Beach, SC – Oct 12, 2018
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I highly recommend Dr. Howard and his staff. From the time I was in the office until my discharge I only have praise for all them.
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Helena van den Essen in Myrtle Beach, SC – Oct 03, 2018
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When you need an eye surgeon he is the best. Very caring
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Sep 19, 2018
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Dr. Howard balances his vast knowledge of his medical speciality with compassion and attentiveness to your concerns; taking time to explain what procedures are needed and what that procedure(s) entails. He exudes a sense of truly caring for his patient and his/her concerns.
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Sue F Cavanaugh in Charleston, SC – Aug 30, 2018
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Dr Howard reconstructed what looked like a massive hole next to my eye as a result of a basal cell carcinoma removal. He and his team did an awesome job and are both skilled and thoughtful (a rare combination).
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Thankful to not look like Frankenstein in Charleston , SC – Aug 29, 2018
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Dr. Howard & his staff were very professional & caring, Dr. Howard took plenty of time explaining the eye lid procedure & answering all my questions. I never felt like he was rushing me. Anytime I called the office with a question; they always had a prompt reply for me. Dr. Howard took plenty of time explaining my post-op care. I truly appreciated all the care I received. Martha L. Freeman
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Martha L. Freeman in Charleston, SC – Aug 22, 2018
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Dr. Gene Howard and his staff did an excellent job from my first appointment until my surgery with an upper brow lift and upper lid lift to improve my vision. This surgery was covered in total by my Medicare and United Healthcare policy with no out of pocket costs to me. All went very smoothly including my recovery which took about two weeks with no issues. I did do as his staff instructed which helped speed my recovery. I am very happy with my improved vision but also my improved appearance
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Kim McAleer in Charleston, SC – Jul 25, 2018
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Biography

Dr. Gene Howard, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Mount Pleasant, SC and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Howard to book an appointment.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

Johns Hopkins Hospital
Residency Hospital
1984
Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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1280 Johnnie Dodds Blvd Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
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Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital

Georgetown, SC

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average