Dr. Peter Liggett

Hilton Head Island's Macula & Retina Specialist

A nationally renowned leader in the evaluation and treatment of macula and retina diseases
Peter Liggett, M.D.

Dr. Peter Liggett is an expert on the evaluation and treatment of intraocular tumors. He is a nationally renowned macula and retina specialist. He was founder and president of the New England Retina Associations before relocating to Hilton Head Island, SC. Dr. Liggett is the only retina specialist in South Carolina who is a member of all three peer-invitation only societies: the Retina Society, the Macula Society, the Jules Gonin Society and the American Uveitis Society.

Dr. Liggett has received numerous grants and awards and has written more than 75 articles and chapters in peer-reviewed literature. He has written four major textbooks on diseases of the macula and retina. He is an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology. As the premier macula and retina specialist on Hilton Head Island, Dr. Liggett has equipped his office with state-of-the-art imaging laser and treatment technology exclusive to South Carolina. He was the founder and president of New England Retina Associates until August of 2013. Dr. Liggett is a nationally renowned educator who is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at both Yale School of Medicine and the Cornell Weill College of Medicine in New York. He taught at Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University and the Doheny Eye Institute at the University of Southern California. Dr. Liggett was a principal investigator on the National Institute of Health Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study.

Dr. Liggett received his medical degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his internal medicine and ophthalmology residencies at Cornell University Medical Center in New York City, and his vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at the University of Southern California with Steve Ryan. He is board certified in both ophthalmology and internal medicine.

Additionally, Dr. Liggett is the only retina specialist in South Carolina who is a member of all three of the peer invitation-only societies: the Retina Society, the Macula Society, the Jules Gonin Society (the international society for retinal diseases) and the American Uveitis Society. He has received numerous grants and awards and has written more than 75 articles and chapters in peer-reviewed literature. He has written four major textbooks on diseases of the macula and retina. He is an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Liggett was a principal investigator in the National Eye Institute’s National Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study and the Silicone Oil Study for Complicated Retinal Detachments. He is listed in the peer-compiled book, “Best Doctors in America.”