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Joseph M. Biber, MD


After graduating summa cum laude from Presbyterian College, Dr. Biber obtained a medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. After completing medical school, Dr. Biber stayed at MUSC for his internship through the Department of Surgery. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the Storm Eye Institute in Charleston, SC where he was awarded the prestigious Program Director’s Award – an honor given to the top resident who most embodies the personal traits one would want in a physician. Dr. Biber was also presented the Helma Research Award for his work on intraocular lens design and formation of after-cataract. His education was further defined by a Cornea, Cataract, and LASIK fellowship under the esteemed Dr. Edward Holland at the Cincinnati Eye Institute.

Professional Highlights:

Dr. Biber has participated in multiple research projects including the preparation of a review of LASIK safety and outcomes, which was presented in part to the FDA. He also helped establish the “Fight for S.I.G.H.T.” program, which provides free comprehensive ophthalmic eye exams to the underserved population of Charleston, SC. Dr. Biber has published multiple research papers in the leading ophthalmology journals and has presented at several national and international meetings. Dr. Biber has also authored several book chapters describing the medical and surgical management of cataracts and corneal diseases. Dr. Biber maintains a membership with several societies including the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.


Dr. Biber’s primary interests and areas of specialty training are:
  –  Cataract Surgery (including laser-assisted cataract surgery) and Intraocular Lens Implantation (including ReSTOR and Toric lenses)
  –  Laser Vision Correction (LASIK)
  –  Partial and Full Thickness Corneal Transplantation
  –  Management of Corneal Diseases and Dry Eye

Personal Background:

Dr. Biber and his wife, Elizabeth, have three children, Ella, Harrison and Bradley.  He enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, reading and running.

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