Recently named one of America's best ophthalmologists for cataract and refractive surgery by a national consumer research group, David Donelson, M.D., has more than 27 years of experience to his credit. The Medical Director at Donelson Eye Associates in Greenville, South Carolina, Dr. Donelson has performed more than 29,000 surgical procedures. Of those procedures, he performs Lasik surgery at TLC Laser Eye Centers. Dr. David Donelson gained distinction as the first eye surgeon in the Upstate of South Carolina to perform bladeless laser cataract surgery. For this procedure, he used Alcon's LenSx laser. Due to his expertise, more than 100 physicians refer patients to him or use him themselves for eye procedures. Maintaining a practice on the leading edge of surgical eye procedures, he spends much of his time at Donelson Eye Associates combining advanced cataract surgery with the technological advances of the LenSx laser and intraocular implants.
Board certified in general ophthalmology by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. David Donelson is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He holds membership in numerous professional organizations, including the South Carolina Society of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the International Society of Refractive Surgery. A graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, where he earned his medical degree and ranked third in his class, he served as Chief Resident for two years at the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences Department of Ophthalmology in Memphis.
A Greenville resident for more than 25 years, Dr. David Donelson is married and stays active through endurance sports. He enjoys cycling, running, and competing in triathlons. Additionally, he is a certified scuba diver and enjoys the game of golf.