Dr. Gail M. Royal graduated Magna Cum Laude from both the University of Massachusetts, where she fulfilled her undergraduate studies, and the University of Maryland, where she received her medical degree. Dr. Royal completed her internship in internal medicine at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, California. She concluded her ophthalmology residency at the University of California San Francisco.
Relocating from California, Dr. Royal joined Coastal Eye Group in 1993. Dr. Royal practices in the Myrtle Beach and Little River offices. She also operates in our ambulatory surgical center in Georgetown, Bay Microsurgical Unit. The primary focus of her practice is the treatment of cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic eye diseases.
Dr. Royal has been the proud recipient of numerous honors and awards throughout her educational career. During medical school, she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Society. At graduation in 1988, she received the Dr. Wayne Babcock prize for excellence in surgery, as well as awards for excellence in Pathology and Neurology. The American Medical Women's Association Scholarship Achievement award, and an Outstanding University of Massachusetts Alumni award are also among her honors. Most recently, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society crowned Dr. Royal "2001 Woman of the Year" for her philanthropic efforts.
Dr. Royal's philosophy of patient care is "To deliver comprehensive, state-of-the-art medical and surgical eye care with compassion in a friendly environment." She practices comprehensive ophthalmology with an emphasis on the treatment of cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic eye diseases.
Dr. Royal is Board Certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She is a member of the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, the South Carolina Medical Association, and the South Carolina Society of Ophthalmology.