our eye care specialties Neuro-Ophthalmology

Neuro-ophthalmology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the visual system, including the eyes and the brain. Conditions requiring the expertise of a neuro-ophthalmologist include unexplained loss of vision, optic nerve and other cranial nerve problems, brain tumors, strokes, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injuries, and many other complex neurological and medical conditions.

The neuro-ophthalmologic evaluation is one of the most comprehensive examinations in medicine and is performed by a physician with special training in this discipline. Dr. Shaw received fellowship training in neuro-ophthalmology under Dr. J. Lawton Smith at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL, and has practiced in Greenville since 1979.


Meet our specialists

Harold E.

Dr. Harold E. Shaw, Jr., M.D.


Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1974

Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology, 1978 Recertified 2004, 2011

Professional Training

Straight Medicine Internship Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals, Texas Medical Center Houston, Texas 1973 – 1974

Research Fellowship Duke University Eye Center Durham, NC 1974

Ophthalmology Residency Duke University Eye Center Durham, NC 1975 – 1977

Neuro-ophthalmology Fellowship Bascom Palmer Eye Institute University of Miami School of Medicine Miami, FL 1978

Staff Appointments

Bon Secours Saint Francis Hospital – Sr. Active Staff

Greenville Hospital System – Sr. Active Staff

Duke University Eye Center Consulting Associate

Educational Background

Davidson College Davidson, NC B.S., 1969

Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC M.D., 1973

Medical Licensure

North Carolina

South Carolina

Society Affiliations

Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Member, American Medical Association

Member, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Member, American Eye Study Club

Member, North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society

Member, South Carolina Society of Ophthalmology

Member, South Carolina Medical Association

Member, Greenville County Medical Society

Practice Experience

Greenville 1979-present

Jervey Leadership Founding Member 1994 Board Member 1994 - Present Chairman of the Board 1994-present

Honors & Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award

American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Achievement Award

American Academy of Ophthalmology Secretariat Award