Prat Itharat M.D.
Board Certified Ophthalmologist



Dr. Prat Itharat (Dr. I.) was born in New York. He holds Ivy League degrees in the Biological Basis of Behavior and Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated cum laude and was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar. After college, he received a research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health and Aging.

He then obtained a Masters of Science in Biology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He was one of the few graduate student instructors to receive an honorarium for outstanding teaching.

Dr. Itharat returned to New York to complete his medical school training at the State University of New York - Upstate (Syracuse). He graduated in the top 10% of his medical school class and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honors society. Following internship, he finished a three year ophthalmology residency at the prestigious Vanderbilt University in Nashville TN, training with some of the most renowned physicians in ophthalmology. At Vanderbilt, Dr. Itharat was elected as Chief Resident by his peers and faculty. He taught medical students and residents and served on the residency admission committee.

Dr. Itharat is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology (the nation's oldest medical specialty certifying board), having scored in the top 10% of ophthalmologists.

He is trained in the latest, small incision, sutureless cataract surgery. He practices comprehensive ophthalmology, including but not limited to treatment for cataracts, dry eyes, glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration, ocular trauma and injuries.

A great believer in education, Dr. Itharat currently serves as a clinical instructor at the Storm Eye Institute/Medical University of South Carolina. He teaches the next generation of ophthalmologists medical and surgical knowledge and techniques. His dedication to teaching extends to his interactions with his patients.

Outside of medical practice, he enjoys spending time with his lovely wife and four year old daughter. He also enjoys golf and tennis and is an avid photographer.


Dr. Prat Itharat has been practicing in the Charleston area since 2008. He opened his solo practice, Palmetto Cataract and Eye Specialists LLC, in 2012. He is currently welcoming his former patients and accepting new patients. He continues to maintain affiliations with the Storm Eye Institute at the Medical University of South Carolina. You may reach Dr. Prat Itharat at the following address:

Palmetto Cataract and Eye Specialists LLC (click here)
1516 Old Trolley Road, Suite 102A
Summerville, SC 29485-8209
TEL. 843-259-2002
FAX. 843-259-2005

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