Retina & Vitreous Surgery & Care

Meet Dr. Lowery P. King


Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon

Retinal Detachment • Macular Hole • Macular Pucker • Macular Degeneration • Diabetic Retinopathy • Retinal Vascular Occlusion

Dr. Lowrey P. King is a board-certified ophthalmologist and ophthalmic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of medical and surgical diseases of the retina. He completed his undergraduate education at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee before pursuing his medical degree at the University of Mississippi. Dr. King then completed his ophthalmology residency at the Medical University of South Carolina following his residency training. He then completed training in retinal disease at the Washington National Eye Center at Washington Hospital Center.

Dr. King is active in many local and national professional organizations. He currently is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retina Specialists. He has authored and co-authored over a dozen major ophthalmology journal articles, as well as contributed chapters to medical and surgical textbooks on ophthalmic surgery.


In addition to devoting his time and energy to patient care in a private practice setting for the past 32 years, Dr. King has devoted significant time to providing medical and surgical eye care to patients in the developing nations.

He has provided both cataract and surgical retina care to patients in need in Central America, South America, Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. He is currently an active participant in the charity organization Retina Global.

1993 - 1999

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Director and Chief of the Retina Division MUSC Storm Eye Institute

1988 - 1993

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology,
1993 MUSC Storm Eye Institute

1987 - 1988

Fellowship training in Vitreoretinal Surgery,
Washington Hospital Center

Chief Resident and Teaching Fellow, MUSC Storm Eye Institute
1984 - 1987

Residency training in Ophthalmology at MUSC Storm Eye Institute

Alpha Omega Alpha Academic Honor Society
M.D., University of Mississippi Medical Center

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