our eye care specialties Cornea and External Disease

The cornea is the transparent part that covers the front of your eye, shielding the pupil, the iris, and the interior of the eye.

As you might expect, the cornea is where disease and damage can occur the most easily, and we specialize in diagnosing and treating the entire range of problems.

Whether your cornea has experienced damage or disease, or is curved in a way that challenges your vision, our expert physicians will help to correct and treat your condition so you can begin enjoying good vision again—or for the first time.


Meet our specialists

William H.
Ballinger, Jr.

Dr. William H. Ballinger Jr., M.D.


Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology, 1985

Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1980

Professional Training

Fellowship - Cornea and External Disease Department of Ophthalmology Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 1987 – 1988

Internship Greenville Hospital System Greenville, SC 1979 - 1980

Residency - Department of Ophthalmology Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Nashville, TN — 1980 – 1983 Chief Resident – 1983

Staff Appointments

Bon Secours Saint Francis Hospital –Sr. Active Staff

Educational Background

Clemson University, Clemson, SC 1973 – 1975

Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC — 1975 – 1979 Medical Degree: June 1979

Medical Licensure

South Carolina

Society Affiliations

Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Member, International Society of Refractive Surgery

Member, South Carolina Medical Association

Member, South Carolina Society of Ophthalmology

Member, Greenville County Medical Society

Practice Experience

Chief, Department of Ophthalmology USAF Regional Hospital Langley Langley Air Force Base, VA July 6, 1983 – July 5, 1987

Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology USAF Physician Assistants Phase II Training Program University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center July 1983 – June 1986

Greenville 1988-present

Jervey Leadership Founding member 1994 Board Member 1994-1996

Honors & Awards

Five Year Accelerated Medical Program – South Carolina 1973

United States Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Recipient 1975

Eagle Elite Award, USAF 1985