Cataract Surgery

Sea Island Ophthalmology is proud to offer traditional and cataract surgery to Beaufort, South Carolina! We offer various premium lenses, and both laser and traditional cataract surgery. Book your consultation with Dr. Siegel today!

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Laser Cataract Surgery

Mark Siegel, M.D. is the first ophthalmologist in the Northern Beaufort County area to offer laser cataract surgery! Those who choose laser assisted cataract surgery face less chance of complication, faster recovery times, and amazing results! Schedule your consultation today!

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Premium Lens Implants

Presbyopia and astigmatism correcting lenses are available at Sea Island Ophthalmology. Dr. Siegel offers the ReSTOR® lens implant to help his cataract patients see better at all distances!

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SLT Laser Treatment For Glaucoma

Are you suffering from Glaucoma in the Beaufort, SC area? Dr. Siegel offers Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) to treat his Glaucoma Patients.

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Cosmetic Treatment

Sea Island Ophthalmology now offers BOTOX® to help you look your best and improve your confidence. Interested in learning more? Visit our Cosmetic Services page or call to schedule an appointment today!

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Diabetic Eye Examinations and Treatment


Eye Exams Hilton HeadIf you have diabetes it is important to have yearly eye examinations.  There are serious eye conditions that can occur in those with diabetes, and it is important that your vision be monitored.  In many cases you may see no changes in your vision, but could have an eye condition that needs treatment.  The most common eye condition for those with diabetes is Diabetic Retinopathy.  Diabetic Retinopathy occurs when high blood-sugar levels from diabetes damage the blood vessels in the retina, the nerve layer of tissue at the back of your eye.

Your yearly eye exam will consist of all the components of a comprehensive eye exam, but may include more testing such as a fluorescein angiography or other photography of the inside of your eye.  During a fluorescein angiography, a dye is injected into your arm and photos of our eye are taken to detect where fluid is leaking.

Diabetic Retinopathy BeaufortThere are ways to treat diabetic retinopathy, but these treatments do not cure it.  It is very important for diabetics to control and watch blood-sugar levels to avoid further damage to the retina and avoid loss of vision.  There are laser treatments that can be performed on the retina to decrease the amount of leakage.  If there is advanced damage because of retinopathy a microsurgical procedure may be performed, called a vitrectomy.  In this surgery your ophthalmologist will remove the fluid that has leaked into your eye and replace it with clear liquid