137 • Gateway Drive • Ladson, SC 29456
Tel: 843.797.3676
Fax: 843.797.3677
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About Our Practice

Carolina Cataract Laser CenterOur vision is a wonderful gift. Unfortunately, sooner or later most of us will experience some kind of vision deterioration. The good news is that medical science has made tremendous advancements in treating these problems, which sometimes require nothing more than a pair of glasses or contact lenses. Some of us, however, develop conditions that may need to be addressed through a surgical intervention.

Each of us has different needs and goals. Each Carolina Cataract & Laser Center patient receives an in-depth evaluation to determine his or her specific needs. Through special tests, our surgeons are able to discover which exact conditions you have and the degree of your visual degeneration so that together we can develop the best approach to treat them.

Our highly-skilled cataract surgeons, David T. Vroman, MD, Millin C. Budev, MD, Kristiana D. Neff, M.D. and Michelle S. Ying, M.D., M.S.P.H. evaluate and recommend the most comprehensive and effective treatment options for cataract patients including monitoring techniques or surgical recommendations. Glaucoma patients continue to receive the most innovative treatment options available for the diagnosis and management of their Glaucoma needs and Corneal patients trust the nationally-recognized expertise of one of the region's top corneal transplantation surgeons.

Carolina Cataract & Laser Center welcomed patients to its new, state-of-the art facility in the Spring of 2008 and is conveniently located off of exit 203 (College Park Road) on I26.

The surgeons and staff of Carolina Cataract & Laser Center know that you have a choice when deciding who to trust your vision to. Our highly-skilled surgeons and staff treat every patient as they would their own family member and are committed to providing the best care possible. Every patient. Every time.

Your Carolina Cataract & Laser Center surgeons Dr. David Vroman, Dr. Millin Budev, Dr. Kristiana Neff, and Michelle S. Ying, M.D., M.S.P.H. specialize in cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, DSAEK, premium lens implant procedures with advanced technology lifestyle lenses such as the ReSTOR and Tecnis multifocal, refractive lens exchange surgery (RLE), LASIK laser vision correction, custom wavefront LASIK and glaucoma treatments such as Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT).

Eye Doctors in Charleston SC

With office locations in Ladson, West Ashley and Mount Pleasant, our dedicated team of eye surgeons and eye doctors is here to meet all of your ophthalmological needs. Carolina Cataract & Laser Center is your community provider for quality surgical eye care.


Ask Us A Question

See Better After Cataract Surgery
If you are seeking cataract surgery in Charleston, South Carolina please feel free to call us to discuss your options for premium lens implants. Patients of South Carolina can now see at near, far and intermediate distances after cataract surgery with new premium lens implants also called multifocal IOL implants.
LASIK Eye Surgery
Are you seeking LASIK in Charleston? Are you tired of glasses and contact lenses? Take our LASIK self-evaluation test and talk with a LASIK counselor to determine if you are a candidate.

Our Doctors

Dr Budev is a board certified ophthalmic surgeon specializing in cataract and refractive surgery and glaucoma management. Dr Budev's interests in providing options for patients desiring spectacle independence have positioned him as one of the leading premium lens surgeons in the area.

Dr Vroman's clinical interests and responsibilities include refractive and cataract surgery, corneal transplantation and external diseases of the eye, and is Board Certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He earned the Achievement Award from the Academy of Opthalmology in 2005 and has been voted among 'Best Doctors in America' since 2005.

Dr Neff is a board certified ophthalmic surgeon specializing in corneal and ocular surface disease, cataracts and refractive surgery. She has been recognized by "Best Doctors in America" and has been elected into several honor societies including Alpha Omega Alpha.

Dr Ying completed her undergraduate training at Cornell University with a B.S. in chemical engineering. She subsequently completed her Masters in Public Health (epidemiology) at Emory University and was an epidemiologist with the CDC in Atlanta for two years. Dr. Ying earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and was inducted into the medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha.

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