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Dr. David G. O'Day

Ophthalmology
North Charleston, SC
37 years experience male

Locations

Charleston Cornea & Refractive Surgery

Charleston, SC

Address

574 Lone Tree Drive, Charleston, SC, US
Directions

Fax

843-856-8953

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina

Aetna

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Humana Insurance Company

UnitedHealthcare

Medicaid

Medicare

CHAMPUS

Cigna

Charleston Cornea & Refractive Surgery

North Charleston, SC

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Ophthalmology

Licenses

United States: Georgia, South Carolina

Doctor Q&A

16 Answers
7 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David G. O'Day
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
All surgery is risky: There is always risk involved when undergoing surgery. Corneal transplant surgery is major eye surgery with all the attendant risks. However, we do no... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. David G. O'Day
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
No: Your eyes do not get smaller as you age, unless there has been catastrophic damage to an eye and you have lost most or all of your vision and the eye ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David G. O'Day
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Could be any of them: The etiology (cause) of a "red eye" could be: (1) classic "pink eye" as it is referred to by the lay population. This is really a viral conjunctiviti... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. David G. O'Day
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Never: It is not normal to have severe dry eyes. But there are many potential causes of dry eye symptoms. They vary with age, sex, and the general medical st... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David G. O'Day
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
New glasses: It's probably time to replace the lenses in your glasses. However, it would be a good idea to have your local eye care provider check your glasses pre... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David G. O'Day
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Wilson's Disease: it may just be the coloration of your eyes, but when someone talks about golden rings in the eyes, Eye MD's worry about the possibility of Wilson's Di... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. David G. O'Day
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Do not worry: A corneal transplant rejection is the least of your worries after the surgery. With 5-year graft survival rates greater than 90% with only topical dro... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David G. O'Day
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Pingueculum: If it is a small yellow spot, possibly raised, sometimes mobile (moveable), it's probably a pingueculum. This is degenerative tissue deposited in resp... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David G. O'Day
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Follow instructions: First, go to an experienced, reputable surgeon to be examined, educated and cleared for surgery, and then follow the instructions given to you. Preop... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. David G. O'Day
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
See an eye MD: Although it may be a minimal problems, there are several things that may cause eyelid swelling and redness. It is best to schedule an appointment with... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David G. O'Day
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Glaucoma, cataracts: The main risks associated with topical steroid eye drops are 1) glaucoma and 2) cataracts. If you stay on steroid eye drops for a prolonged time, thes... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David G. O'Day
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
See an Eye MD: It is imperative that your son be seen by an Ophthalmologist, or Eye MD who is adept in or specializes in the care of children with eye problems. This... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. David G. O'Day
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Wear sunglasses: its not good to get a lot of sand in your eyes. Suggest you wear wrap-around or occlusive sunglasses at the beach. If sand does get in your eyes, rins... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. David G. O'Day
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Ignore: Glaucoma can be managed if you are motivated, dedicated and trusting of your Eye MD .
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David G. O'Day
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Not possible : In a word, no. Anyone who has a refractive error (nearsighted, farsighted, astigmatism), must use some form of correction (glasses, contact lenses) to... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David G. O'Day
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Tear film/cornea: The very front part of the eye is responsible for the greatest amount of refraction (or focusing) of light rays entering the eye. Approximately 2/3 of... Read More

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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. O'Day is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. O'Day is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Georgetown University School of Medicine, DC
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL EYE CENTER, 1989-92

Awards

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 1993-96
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