John F. Payne, M.D.
Dr. Payne was raised in the upstate of South Carolina and received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry at Clemson University. He then earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, where he was a leader of several organizations and also a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his ophthalmology residency and fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. While at Emory, he also served as the chief resident of ophthalmology from 2009-2010.
Dr. Payne specializes in the treatment of vitreous and retinal diseases. He has published numerous manuscripts for top ophthalmic journals and has presented his scientific research at many national meetings. He is dedicated to the advancement of new treatments for retinal diseases through his involvement with clinical trials for the newest therapies for age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vein occlusions. Dr. Payne is a board-certified ophthalmologist and an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, The Retina Society, and the South Carolina Ophthalmology Society. He spends most of his spare time with his wife and three children and enjoys coaching soccer, fishing, reading, and serving in various capacities within their church.