(803) 985-3937 410 S. Herlong Ave Suite #103 Rock Hill, SC 29732

David B. Nelson, MD


David B. Nelson, M.D. has been a practicing Ophthalmologist in Rock Hill since 2001, and established Carolina Eye Cataract & Laser in 2005. Dr. Nelson is Board Certified (Ophthalmology) and licensed to practice medicine in North and South Carolina.

Dr. Nelson graduated from California State University, Northridge in Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. He then attended the Chicago Medical School in Illinois, where he graduated with a Medical Doctorate degree (MD). Dr. Nelson served as President of the Christian Medical Society while in medical school.

After completing an Internship with the University of Illinois, Chicago, at St Francis Hospital he completed three years of specialty training (Residency) in Ophthalmology with the Medical College of Georgia. There he trained under David Hull, MD (Duke – Cataract & Cornea), Dennis Marcus, MD (Harvard – Retina), Steven Brooks, MD (Johns Hopkins – Pediatrics), Malcolm Luxemberg, MD (Bascolm Palmer, Miami – Oculo-Plastics), Anastocios Costarides, MD (Will’s Eye, Philadelphia – Glaucoma) and others. Dr. Nelson received the honor of Chief of the Ophthalmology Residents Staff and was added on to the Faculty in 2003.

Since 2001 Dr. Nelson has focused on the advancements in Cataract, LASIK/LASEK, and Lens Implant Surgery and has become a leader in the Carolinas. Dr. Nelson ranks among the Top Ophthalmic Surgeons in the country for the number of Cataract & Refractive Surgeries performed and attracts patients from all over the Carolinas.

Dr. Nelson has been recognized as one of Americas Top Ophthalmologists from 2007-2012 by the Consumer’s Research Council of America, and by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals (IAHCP) and has been spotlighted in the renowned publication, The Leading Physicians of The World.

Dr. Nelson’s work has been published in Ophthalmology journals and he has lectured at National conferences. Dr. Nelson holds memberships in the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association and the American Academy of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Nelson sits on the Medical Executive Committee at Piedmont Medical Center.

Dr. Nelson and his wife live in Fort Mill with their three children.