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Francisco A. Folgar, M.D.

Ophthalmologist in Charleston
Francisco A. Folgar, M.D.

  • Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Specializes in the treatment of medical and surgical diseases of the retina.
  • Graduated from Duke University with bachelor degrees in Biology and Economics
  • Medical degree and ophthalmology residency at New York University and the Manhattan Eye Ear & Throat Hospital
  • Vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at the Duke University Eye Center
  • Postdoctoral research fellowship with world-renowned experts at Duke University

He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. His work has been nationally recognized with research awards from the Retina Society, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

Dr. Folgar is also fluent in Spanish and French. He currently sees patients in Mount Pleasant, Summerville, West Ashley, and Walterboro.

Ask Dr. Folgar if the Foresee Home Monitoring System is right for you or your loved ones with Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Available by prescription only and now covered by Medicare!


  • Retinal detachment
  • Macular hole
  • Macular pucker (epiretinal membrane)
  • Macular degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Retinal vascular occlusion
  • Inflammatory and autoimmune diseases

He sees patients at the following offices:

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ForeseeHome Device

The ForeseeHome is intended for use in the detection and characterization of central and paracentral metamorphopsia (visual distortion) in patients with age-related macular degeneration, as an aid in monitoring progression of disease factors causing metamorphopsia including but not limited to choroidal neovascularization (CNV). It is intended to be used at home for patients with stable fixation. The ForeseeHome AMD Monitoring Program is only available by physician order and is intended to be used as an addition to regular eye exams.