Conway Ophthalmology Associates is an ophthalmology practice in Conway, South Carolina providing comprehensive medical and surgical eye care for the people of Horry County and surrounding areas. The practice is proud of their reputation for providing high quality, compassionate eye care with the utmost respect for their patients.
Dr. Charles M. Proctor, MD
Dr. Proctor is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with a special interest in cataract surgery, providing the latest in specialized care.
Dr. Proctor is originally from Conway, South Carolina, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Coastal Carolina University and a Doctor of Medicine Degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed an internship in General Surgery and ultimately completed a residency in Ophthalmology at the Medical University of South Carolina. Following his residency, Dr. Proctor completed additional training in urgent eye care and ocular trauma surgery at the Storm Eye Institute.
Dr. Proctor has a number of honors and awards including the Pierre Gautier Jenkins award for unsurpassed devotion to resident teaching as a faculty member and the Program Director’s award for patient care as a resident. He is known for his thoroughness with patient care, his attention to detail, and his exemplary professional conduct and bedside manner. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He has multiple publications in the specialties of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Neuro-ophthalmology, and Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Dr. Proctor has given multiple presentations in the fields of Cataract Surgery, Ocular Trauma, and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery. He is excited to continue a tradition of excellence in patient care.
Dr. George N. Magrath, III, M.D.
Dr. George Magrath is a board certified ophthalmologist. He enjoys taking care of patients with any and all eye conditions. In addition to general eye conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetes, Dr. Magrath has specialized training in cancers in and around the eye, eyelids, and orbit.
A native of South Carolina, Dr. Magrath completed medical school and residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. While at MUSC he was awarded the Program Director’s Award, given to the resident who most exemplifies the qualities of a great physician. Following his training at MUSC, he completed two years of specialized training in tumors and cancers in and around the eyes of children and adults. The fellowship was completed under Drs. Jerry and Carol Shields at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia.
Dr. Magrath and his team focus on perfection in all aspects of their patient’s care. He makes himself personally available to all of his patients and prospective patients at any time, with the primary goal to provide the absolute best care to his patients. A meticulous surgeon, Dr. Magrath takes great care to provide the safest, most advanced surgical procedures.
In addition to his devotion for providing his patients the highest quality of clinical care, Dr. Magrath devotes a portion of his time to clinical research to improve patient care in the future. He is active in clinical trials of new treatments of eye conditions, particularly cancers around the eye. He is also active in research to improve diagnosis and monitoring of these conditions. He continues to serve as a Professor of Ophthalmology at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Overall, Dr. Magrath is a warm, knowledgeable, meticulous physician surrounded by a wonderful team. He is happy and excited to provide eye care for all patients in a team environment focused on providing excellent care.
Dr. Saujanya Vadoothker, M.D.
Raised in Upstate South Carolina, Dr. Vadoothker is a board certified ophthalmologist and cornea specialist. She completed her ophthalmology residency at the Krieger Eye Institute at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, MD and her cornea fellowship at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Prior to moving here Dr. Vadoothker also practiced in San Diego, CA. Dr. Vadoothker also holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters in Biomedical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Vadoothker is a skilled surgeon with special interests in treating dry eye, glaucoma, diabetes related eye conditions, corneal dystrophies, and keratoconus, among many other conditions. She is excited to offer corneal surgery as well as refractive cataract surgery. She has multiple publications and book chapters and numerous presentations on corneal diseases. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and Women in Ophthalmology. She also moderates online forums for ophthalmologists discussing the latest in treatments and patient care. She uses advanced intraocular lens technology and the best practices available in surgical care to obtain the best vision possible after cataract surgery for her patients.
Dr. Vadoothker is known for her compassionate and personalized patient care. She is excited to be back and practicing in her home state.
Dr. Jenna Benson, M.D.
Dr. Benson is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in cataract surgery. She has been practicing in coastal South Carolina for several years and is excited to bring her skills to Conway. She earned her medical degree at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and completed her ophthalmology residency at Wake Forest Eye Center in North Carolina. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a minor in Neuroscience from Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota.
Dr. Benson offers comprehensive ophthalmology services including YAG capsulotomies to improve vision after cataract surgery, laser iridotomies for narrow angles or angle closure glaucoma, and cosmetic Botox™ and other wrinkle relaxers. In addition to treating cataracts, Dr. Benson has a special interest in minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), a surgery commonly performed at the same time as cataract surgery that can reduce the number of daily glaucoma drops. She also offers selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) as an initial treatment for glaucoma or in addition to other treatments including drops.
In addition to her practice in South Carolina, she feels strongly about using her skills to reduce blindness from cataracts around the world and has spent a great deal of time abroad doing mission work in Central and South America and Rwanda.