Department of Ophthalmology 

About MUSC Storm Eye Institute

The MUSC Storm Eye Institute has been South Carolina’s premier center for the management of complex and serious eye diseases for over 40 years. The Storm Eye Institute downtown campus encompasses seven floors of clinical, research, and academic space totaling over 46,000 square feet of which over 12,000 is directly committed to eye research. As a research institute, Storm Eye enjoys a strong reputation throughout the world for innovation and discovery in many fields including intraocular lenses, retinal function and diseases, and glaucoma neuroprotection. In addition, teaching programs attract, year in and year out, many of the best applicants from across the country. In fiscal year 2021, the Storm Eye Institute provided over 49,500 patient visits, and over 3,500 surgeries, delivering high quality care for individuals across South Carolina and beyond. The downtown campus building of the Storm Eye Institute consists of three clinical floors, including a dedicated pediatric clinic, in addition to four outreach clinics and a dedicated ophthalmology surgical center, supporting the Lowcountry area community.

Community Outreach

The MUSC Storm Eye Institute supports a variety of community service initiatives aimed at providing eye care services to the underserved populations of the Lowcountry. The Storm SIGHT Free Clinic program was created by a group of residents and medical students in the Fall of 2004 to provide care to those in need. Over 100 patients are cared for each year providing a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Volunteers generously support our cause, donating thousands of hours of community service each year. We would like to express our gratitude to the patients, volunteers, and contributors for their tremendous support. Storm SIGHT Free Clinics have been instrumental in the education of residents and medical students so that at the completion of their training they will become leaders in medicine and in their communities.