George O. Waring, IV, M.D.

George O. Waring, IV, M.D.Dr. George Waring IV is the Medical Director at Magill Vision Center, an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and the Director of Refractive Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Storm Eye Institute. Dr. Waring is internationally renowned as an expert in laser assisted cataract surgery, lens implants, LASIK, and refractive surgery, as well as the surgical management of keratoconus, astigmatism and presbyopia. Dr. Waring excels in bringing the newest safe and effective techniques and technology to the Magill Vision Center. Dr. Waring has the honor of being the first person in the country to perform LASIK and PRK using the blade free revolutionary technology of Alcon Wavelight EX500 refractive suite. Dr. Waring also performed the first Optimedica Catalys laser assisted cataract surgeries in the state of South Carolina

Dr. Waring is one of America’s Top Doctors and a founding member of the American College of Ophthalmic Surgeons and the prestigious Vanguard Ophthalmology Society. Dr. Waring serves as the Director for the annual American Academy of Ophthalmology Laser Refractive Surgery Course. He is active in clinical research, with over 100 scientific publications, abstracts and presentations to his credit, including 21 peer-reviewed manuscripts and more than half a dozen book chapters on corneal, refractive and lens surgery. He is the recipient of the Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society Gold Medal Award and the American academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award. He is a Faculty Member of “Faculty of 1000,” a global peer-review process for the literature in refractive surgery, and referees multiple peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Refractive Surgery, the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Cornea and the American Journal of Ophthalmology. He also serves on the editorial boards for Ophthalmology Times and Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today. Dr. Waring also serves on multiple scientific advisory panels, aiding in the development of new technologies.


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