Dr. Jonathan J. Ply, MD

Dr. Jonathan J. Ply, MD


Ophthalmology | Male | 56 years old

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Dr. Ply specializes in Ophthalmology and practices in Murrells Inlet, SC. He practices at 2 locations.

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Patient Reviews (4)
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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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  Malpractice claims in South Carolina not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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
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  • 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


  • Medical School
    Uniformed Services University of The Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    San Diego Naval Hospital

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    San Diego Naval Hospital

    Completed in 1993

  • Undergraduate School

    Graduated in 1982

  • Other Education
    Charleston Area Medical Center

    Completed in 1997

    Us Navy Flight Surg Sch

    Completed in 1988

Languages Spoken

  • English

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

Procedures Performed

  • 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