About Dr. Ellyn
Rachel Ellyn, MD, is a board-certified comprehensive opthalmologist with advanced fellowship training in surgical glaucoma and cataracts at Lowcountry Eye Specialists, located in Ladson, South Carolina. She joined the Lowcountry Eye Specialists team in August of 2023.
Dr. Ellyn is skilled in the latest microinvasive glaucoma surgeries (MIGS), traditional glaucoma surgery, and astigmatism-correcting and advanced technology intraocular lens implants. She also treats patients for conditions including, but not limited to, diabetic eye disease, dry eye, macular degeneration, infections, and eye trauma.
Born and raised on James Island, Dr. Ellyn graduated from Clemson University prior to attending The Medical University of South Carolina for her medical degree. She completed her internship and residency at The University of South Carolina, where she was selected as chief resident in her final year. Dr. Ellyn then went on to complete a surgical glaucoma fellowship at Callahan Eye Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Glaucoma Society.
Dr. Ellyn’s love for ophthalmology was passed down from her father, Dr. John Ellyn, who has been a practicing ophthalmologist in the Charleston area for over 30 years.
Dr. Ellyn and her husband, Matt, are delighted to be back home. They enjoy spending time with family and friends, as well as their two goldendoodles, Maddux and Smoltz.
For your convenience, we do accept most major medical insurance. We do not file with any VISION plans, please call your local optometrist to schedule routine visits to update glasses prescriptions or fit for contact lenses. For specific insurance plan inquiries, please contact the office.