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Dr. Ronald Milam is an ophthalmologist and retina specialist who provides eye care services in Charlotte, NC and Fort Mill, SC. He specializes in the treatment of medical and surgical retinal diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular diseases, age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachments, secondary intraocular lens placements, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, intraocular tumors and uveitis (infections and inflammation of the eye).
Graduating from the University of North Carolina with a degree in biology, Dr. Milam received his medical degree from UNC School of Medicine. He then served as chief intern at John Peter Smith Hospital before completing residency training at Vanderbilt Eye Institute, where he served as chief resident and was awarded the Benchmark Award for Resident Excellence for two consecutive years. Following his residency, Dr. Milam completed his fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute, where he was presented the Fellow of the Year award.
Outside of the office, Dr. Milam enjoys traveling with his family, sports, participating in outdoor activities and volunteering in his community.
Dr. Milam practices in our SouthPark (6035 Fairview Road, Charlotte, NC), Steele Creek (13532 Steelecroft Parkway, Charlotte, NC) and Fort Mill (601 S. Sutton Road, Suite 201, Fort Mill, SC) offices. To make an appointment with him, you may do so online, through myCEENTAchart, or by calling 704-295-3000.
Undergraduate University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008
Medical University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 2014
Internship John Peter Smith Hospital, 2015 Chief Intern
Residency Vanderbilt Eye Institute, 2018 Chief Resident
Fellowship Vitreoretinal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute, 2022 Fellow of the Year
Patel SN, Daniels AB, Milam RW, Koyama T, Alvarez J, Friedman DL. Effect of Intravenous Chemotherapy Regimen on Globe Salvage Success Rates for Retinoblastoma Based on Disease Class-A Meta-Analysis. Cancers. May 06, 2021; 13(9):2216
Melo, AG, Conti TF, Hom GL et al. Optimizing Visualization of Membranes in Macular Surgery With Heads-Up Display. Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina. Oct, 05 2020; 51(10)
Milam RW, Singh RP. An unusual Case of Central Retinal Vein Occlusion. Surgical case report and video. American Academy of Ophthalmology. 04/24/2019.
Breazzano MP, Milam RW, Donahue SP. Repeated ophthalmic self-penetration with defecated needles. American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports. June 2019; 14:19-20
Milam RW, Batson SA, Breazzano MP, Ayala-Peacock DN, Daniels AB. Modern and novel radiotherapy approaches for the treatment of uveal melanoma. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2017; 57:11–27
Breazzano MP, Milam RW, Batson SA, Johnson DB, Daniels AB. Immunotherapy for uveal melanoma. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2017; 57:29–39
Batson SA, Breazzano MP, Milam RW, Shinohara E, Johnson DB, Daniels AB. Rationale for harnessing the abscopal effect as potential treatment for metastatic uveal melanoma. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2017; 57:41–48
Milam RW, Zhang M, Barahimi B. Putting injectable facial fillers to their best use - filler indications range from lip and cheek augmentation to treatment of moderate to severe facial rhytids. Review of Ophthalmology. Nov 2015
Bondalapati S, Milam RW, Ulrich JN, Cabrera MT. The Characteristics and Short-Term Refractive Error Outcomes of Cystoid Macular Edema in Premature Neonates as Detected by Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography. Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina. Sept 2015; 46(8): 806-12
Milam RW. Was It Worth It? What a Budding Ophthalmologist Can Learn From Wilderness Emergency Medicine. Wilderness Medicine Magazine. Student Corner. January 2015.
Milam RW, Cabrera MT, Carter LA, Warner DD, Wereszczak JK, Aylsworth AS. Further support for first- trimester disruption causing the oromandibular-limb hypogenesis spectrum of anomalies. Clinical Dysmorphology. July 2014; 23(3): 101-104
Medical Textbook Contributions:
Milam RW, Kaiser PK. Surgical Repair of Diabetic Tractional Retinal Detachments. In: Moshfeghi, DM, et al. Vitreoretinal Surgical Techniques. 3rd Ed. CRC/Taylor and Francis Group. 2023
Milam RW. Macular Exudation. In: Friedman: Decision Making in Ophthalmology. Elsevier. 2023
Milam RW. Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease. In: Ehlers JP et al. OCT and OCTA in Retinal Disorders. Wolters Kluwer. 2021
Milam RW. Sympathetic Ophthalmia. In: Ehlers JP et al. OCT and OCTA in Retinal Disorders. Wolters Kluwer. 2021
Milam RW. Multiple Evanescent White Dot Syndrome. In: Ehlers JP et al. OCT and OCTA in Retinal Disorders. Wolters Kluwer. 2021
Milam RW, Daniels AB. Ophthalmic Manifestations and Management of VHL Disease. In: Patel D, Tirosh A. Von Hippel-Lindau Disease – A Comprehensive Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment and Management. Springer. 2020
Milam RW, Rachitskaya AV. Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachments: Re-detachment Surgery. In: Yannuzzi N, Waldstein S, Fung A. Vitreoretinal Surgery for Trainees. 2nd Ed. Lulu Press Inc.
Milam RW, Rachitskaya AV. Retina Prostheses (“Bionic Eye”). In: Yannuzzi N, Waldstein S, Fung A. Vitreoretinal Surgery for Trainees. 2nd Ed. Lulu Press Inc.
Milam RW, Daniels AB. Genetics of uveal melanoma. Encyclopedia for Life Sciences (eLS). 2018
Milam RW, Daniels AB. Uveal Melanoma. In: Riker, AI. Melanoma: Comprehensive Management. New York, NY: Springer Publishing; 2018