Dr. John Kerrison, MD

Dr. John Kerrison, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. John Kerrison, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Charleston, SC. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 25 years.

3531 Mary Ader Ave Ste D

Charleston, SC 29414

Contact Information

(843) 763-4466

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 99% of peers
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Retinal Vein Occlusion
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal 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.


  • Emory University
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Brigham&Womens Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Wilmer Eye Institute Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Emory University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Wilmer Eye Institute Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kerrison has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kerrison's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kerrison to family and friends
based on 23 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Kerrison's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Charleston, SC |
He hurt my eye and left me traumatized. There is not one ounce of compassion in this man. Had to follow up with another doctor who was much kinder and actually listened to me. He proceeded to do surgery on my eye without telling me what he was doing, and did not use enough anesthetic. I was in so much pain. Please seek treatment elsewhere, because nobody deserves to be treated this way.
in Santee, SC |
Been to many doctors in my many years; Dr. Kerrison is at the very top of my list - competence, caring, all of the above.
in Summerville, SC |
If I could give Dr. Kerrison zero stars, I would without question. What a terrible experience. First, as a physician you should NEVER belittle a patient in your office, making them question their intelligence. I do not care how many degrees you have, at the end of the day you put your pants on the same way I do and should listen to my symptoms to form a proper diagnoses. Second, do not tell me I am not listening and talk over me while I am explaining concerns. Avoid this office. ????
Terrible service. Doctor lied directly to patient and is now actively avoiding patient not to mention apparently advising or at least allowing his receptionist/phone answerers such as Heidi and others to hang up whenever trying to contact doctor to find out why patient was lied to. Avoid this doctor and his practice at all costs!
in Orangeburg, SC |
Dr. Kerrison is an extremely nice and knowledgeable doctor. He put my fears to rest and was genuinely concerned for my well being and assured me that he would take care of my problem. He answered all my questions and explained it in a way that I could understand! Compassionate and humble. He and his staff impressed me greatly!
Punta Gorda, FL |
Excellent physician. One of the most compassionate and knowledgeable physicians you will ever meet. Dr. Kerrison is a patients first Doctor. He is extremely flexible and will do anything to help a patient in need. I have never met a harder working physician. Cannot recommended him enough. Would not trust any other doctor more than him for my care.
in Moncks Corner, SC |
Sitting home the day after surgery with a jacked up eye. He did not keep his post op appointment, and his staff did not call me back as they said they would. I will probably be in the emergency room before the night is over.
in Hilton Head Island, SC |
Very arrogant Doctor , very poor patient interaction. Misdiagnosis and no suggestions on follow up. Worst Doctor appointment in my entire life.
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Hospitals where Dr. Kerrison has admitting privileges

Roper St. Francis Healthcare - Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital
2095 Henry Tecklenburg Dr
Charleston, SC 29414
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