Kerry D. Solomon, MD, is a cataract, LASIK and advanced vision correction specialist at Carolina Eyecare Physicians, which he joined in 2009. He is also the director of the Carolina Eyecare Research Institute; Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and is the former President of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS).
Dr. Solomon completed his fellowship in cataract and refractive surgery and corneal transplantation at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to his fellowship, he completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky and an internship in medicine at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. In addition, Dr. Solomon completed a fellowship in ophthalmic pathology at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received both his doctorate in medicine and bachelor degree from the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont.
Over his 24 years of practicing medicine, Dr. Solomon has achieved status among the country’s best ophthalmic surgeons. He was one of the first in the country to perform laser-assisted cataract surgery, implant multifocal and astigmatic correcting lenses, and to perform topography-guided LASIK. He has received dozens of awards, including the Lee Nordan Refractive Surgeon of the Year Award, an award given to the surgeon who has had the greatest impact in the field, by Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today. He has been ranked in the top 1% of ophthalmic surgeons nationwide in US News and World report. He has been ranked as one of ‘America’s Best Doctors’ annually for cataract and refractive surgery since 2003. He has also been voted in the Top Fifty Opinion Leaders in Ophthalmology in the world by his peers since the inception of this award in 2005. He routinely speaks at both national and international meetings and hospitals and to date has presented more than 600 lectures and live surgical demonstrations worldwide.
Finally, Dr. Solomon’s work has been recognized by multiple popular magazines and newspapers including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Money, The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, The Saturday Evening Post, Redbook and Reader’s Digest. He has also been featured on The Today Show, ABC World News Tonight and in television specials such as PBS’s “Cataract Surgery” as part of the ‘Healthy Body, Healthy Mind’ series, which aired across the United States and in over 140 countries.
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