Dr. Gene R. Howard, MD

Dr. Gene R. Howard, MD

Ophthalmology | Male | 60 years old

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Dr. Howard specializes in Ophthalmology and practices in Charleston, SC. He practices at 6 locations.

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based on 35 total surveys (8 with reviews)
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in Myrtle Beach, SC |
Dr. Howard was very reassuring before the procedure. Everyone in his office is extremely knowledgeable and kind.
in Mt Pleasant, SC |
Office wait times are way too long. Expect well over an hour wait for scheduled appointment.
Mount Pleasant, SC |
Dr Howard performed an upper and lower blepharoplasty on me 6 weeks ago. I am very happy with the procedure. My results, including the recovery process, went exactly as explained to me. Not only do I look much better aesthetically, but my vision is also improved. Before the procedure I wore contacts daily. I'm not wearing them at all anymore. I'm not sure how this happened but I'm thrilled!
in Conway, SC |
I had both eye lids done. It was so bad that my vision was badly impaired. Dr. Howard did my surgery. I was one of a hand full of patients who had NO bruising at all. My vision is wonderful now. There was NO pain at all He has a wonderful staff. Every thing went very smoothly. I am just thrilled that I can see so much now. Had no idea I was missing so much. My eyes are now open & I'm a very happy person.
in Johns Island, SC |
We considered several surgeons before choosing Dr. Howard for my husband's blepharoplasty (eyelid reduction and lift). We chose him because, in addition to being highly recommended, he is a skilled ophthalmic and plastic surgeon with a very reassuring manner. Dr. Howard made sure we understood the treatment, recovery and results, all of which are even better than we expected. What a delight to see my husband's eyes again ... and to be cared for by Dr. Howard.
Waynesville, NC |
Physician was discourteous upon meeting me; abruptly walking in and out of room while assistant was taking photos to laugh with colleagues in hallway. Physician spoke in a demeaning tone and was patronizing. I drove 4 hours to see him after visiting his business website and made a mistake. I felt dismissed and that I was not speaking with a healthcare professional (which is what I am myself). I felt that he was there to collect consult fees and sell cosmetic products.
in Murrells Inlet, SC |
Needed to have eyelids lifted to see better. Appoint made, saw Dr, Howard prior to surgery where he explained the procedure, date set for sutgery, & what I should do to prepare was explained. Day of surgery went smooth, met all staff which were going to be there, and then the lights went out! Woke up 45 minutes later with ice pack on eyes, had post op exam and was released with care instructions. Very little swelling, no eye pain at all. Stiches removed, eyes perfect!
in Mount Pleasant, SC |
I would absolutely recommend Dr. Howard. He and his staff took time with me and answered all my questions. I am thrilled with my results!
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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
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  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Keratitis
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Magnetic
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects

Education

  • Medical School
    Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • Residency Hospital
    Johns Hopkins Hospital

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Canthotomy
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • 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
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Tear Duct Surgery

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