Dr. Jonathan Ply, MD

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Age 57
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Dr. Jonathan Ply, MD
Dr. Jonathan Ply, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Murrells Inlet, SC. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Ply is affiliated with Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital.


3911A Highway 17

Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Contact Information

(843) 651-8200

Dr. Jonathan Ply, MD

Dr. Jonathan Ply, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • Planned Administration Inc
  • POMCO Group
  • Simplifi
  • 4 More

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Dr. Ply's Experience

Dr. Ply's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage


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  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Canthotomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Clear Lens Extraction
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Epi-LASIK Eye Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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.


  • UCLA
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Uniformed Services University of The Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • San Diego Naval Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • San Diego Naval Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Charleston Area Medical Center
    Other Education | Completed 1997
  • US Navy Flight Surg Sch
    Other Education | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Crystalens Center of Excellence, 2008
  • One of America's Top Ophthalmologists, 2009
  • Best of the Year, 2007
  • Best of the Year, 2008
  • Best of the Year, 2009
  • Best of the Year, 2010
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ply's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ply to family and friends
based on 26 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Ply's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
Murrells Inlet, SC |
I need additional surgery because the surgery he performed did not work. Now his office say that I will have pay the entire cost. This is not right. He should have done the work the right way the first time. I went to another eye doctor and they could not believe this! He was arrested for DUI so be careful with your eyes! Find a caring doctor. As soon as you go there, they'll send you to the financial department. Eyesight is too precious to not have the best care.
Murrells Inlet, SC |
He did LASIK on me & I could only see clearly out of my right eye. The left eye was supposed to be corrected again for free within 1 year. I went back a couple of months later, but he REFUSED to correct the left eye again. He said that both eyes worked together so it didn't need to be corrected. I went to the DMV to get my license renewed, & failed my eye exam because of the eye that HE refused to fix. Now they're considering me a new patient & I would have to pay FULL PRICE to have it fixed!
Myrtle Beach, SC |
Dr. Jonathan Ply was concerned about both eye pressures when I first moved to this area. He continued to monitor my situation for two years and then recommended using RX drops or a laser procedure to reduce the pressure and onset of glaucoma. He explained both pros and cons and answered all my questions, I would recommend Dr. Ply, he and his staff are very caring and professional.
Northport, AL |
Overpromise and under deliver should be their motto – then follow up with an upsell. Very disappointed results in their inability to effectively address. Unprofessiobal support staff - procedures and finance.
Murrells Inlet, SC |
I had LASIK eye surgery at Dr. Ply's Murrells Inlet location. He and his staff were very thorough and professional. I left with 20/20 vision after wearing glasses/contacts my whole life! Just had my 6 week follow up and everything looks great. I highly recommend Dr. Ply and his staff.
in Conway, SC |
Since Dr.Ply performed the cataract removal, Crystalens implants, and astigmatism repair my vision has deteriorated to the point I now must wear a patch sover my right. Other Physicains I have seen advised the astigmatism repair should never have been performed due to an existing karacatonis condition. Atlantice Eye and Dr. Ply should be scrutinized very carefully by any patients considering procedures. They rcecommend unnescessary, expensive procedures.
We are sorry to hear that you are not satisfied with your vision. Please keep in mind that treatment of keratoconus AND cataracts often means that more than one procedure is necessary that are 'staged' months apart. You were made aware that a corneal transplant procedure would likely be necessary, although vision improved in both of your eyes following the cataract/astigmatism procedures.
in Myrtle Beach, SC |
I have been seeing Dr. Ply for over 10 years, and find him to be very competent and caring. He has helped me to see really well despite several serious eye problems including cataracts and astigmatism. He has operated on my friends for Lasik too and they all are very happy with his services. I would definitely recommend him!
in Myrtle Beach, SC |
Good doctor, he performed a cataract removal, I the Intraocular Lense for the lense choice, and I'm 20/20 in that eye already. So far so good, I go for the other pre-op for my left eye in the morning 1/12/16, so he'll remove the other too. That should tell you something right there. :) I will tell you that this Doctor is a very early riser as his surgeries are very early in the morning! :)
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Dr. Ply accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
  • Planned Administration Inc
  • POMCO Group
  • Simplifi
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Hospitals where Dr. Ply has admitting privileges

Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital
4070 Highway 17
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
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