Columbia, SC — The Midlands has lost an accomplished ophthalmologist. During my 17 1/2 year career at Providence Hospital, I had the pleasure and honor of working with ophthalmologists and optometrists practicing in the Midlands, and I appreciate their skills and dedication.
Among them was Dr. Rick Milne, who performed multiple ophthalmic surgeries on my mother and on other relatives. His outcomes were superb. His bedside manner was comforting and engaging. In addition, my business interactions with him were always positive and productive.
His Jan. 15 passing has caused me not only to recognize his special skills, but also to recognize the entire ophthalmology and optometry community for their talents and skills. His absence creates a gap in our eye-care system. My family extends our sympathies to his family, staff and colleagues, and we celebrate his short life.
John C. Boozer