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Dr Henry Ludwig "Rick" Milne III Obituary



I just learned of Dr Milne's passing. After a life depending on glasses, he performed my LASIK in 2004 which restored my vision to 20/15. My daughter Laura was legally blind, something like 20/1200 or worse. When she woke up each morning she could not even read the digital alarm clock beside her bed from 3 feet away. Dr Milne performed LASIK on her in 2006 and she also has 20/15 vision. There is a special place in heaven for you.

Dick Whetstone


Posted by: Dick Whetstone - St Matthews, SC - Patient and Friend   Jun 02, 2013

Dr. Milne performed miraculous surgery on both of my eyes; replacing them with artificial lenses. He also prayed before each surgery and was someone to whom I will be evr grateful.


Posted by: Martin Elia - Chapin, SC - Former patient   Apr 02, 2013

We just found out today about Dr Milines passing, and are so very sorry to learn about that, he was a wonderful Eye Doctor, he did cataract surgery on my left eye years ago, He will be missed! He was a wonderful Chrisitian man as he prayed for me before the surgery! I will miss him being my Eye Dr. We will be praying for his family! God Bless You!!


Posted by: David & Jeanie Shaw - Columbia, SC - Was a patient    Feb 15, 2013

I moved up here from Eastover SC beginning of January. I only heard last week of Dr Milne's passing.
I was stunned. I knew of his struggle with the cancer and we would speak briefly about it. Dr Milne performed my two cataract surgeries in 2011 followed by a PRK procedure a few months later. I adored him and his gentle Godly manner. One thing that struck me about him was his ability to always remember who I was each time

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Posted by: Patricia B.Ross - Yorktown, VA - Patient   Feb 07, 2013

Thank you for your Christian work. I was blessed to have you as a Doctor. It touched my heart that we prayed before I went under your knife. What a kind and gentle man. I can't wait til the 2nd coming when Christ calls us our of your grave to meet him in the Clouds, what a great day that will be to see eachother in Heaven. To know that we will have 20/20 again. Praise God.


Posted by: Kristina - Little Mountain, SC   Jan 26, 2013

I learned of Dr. Milne's passing just yesterday, and I have to say I was very saddened. On my first visit with Dr. Milne, I thought, here is a Gentle Giant. As others have posted, he also performed corrective eye surgery on me, and gave me a teddy bear to hold. Such a simple act. Then came the words..."Do you mind if we pray?" At that moment, I knew I had come to the right place for my surgery. He

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Posted by: Donna Cobb - Leesville, SC - former patient   Jan 24, 2013

To the Family of Dr. Milne,

I was so sorry to hear about the loss of Dr. Milne. I was a former patient for corrective eye surgery and never forgot that prior to the surgery Dr. Milne led everyone in prayer giving the glory to God. I knew then I was in good hands. I believe the obituary when it read that Dr. Milne devoted his life to serving his Lord and Savior and serving people.

May light perpetual shine upon you Dr. Milne.

Patty Law


Posted by: Patty Law - Columbia , SC - Patient   Jan 23, 2013

I'm saddedend to hear about the passing of Dr Henry Ludwig Milne III.
Lisa often spoke about him in class and I got to learn quite a bit about a wide range medical issues based on talks he had with Lisa and the way she related those discussions to whatever topic she was handling at the time.
Lisa spoke very fondly about her brother who was a doctor, and it really touched me to hear that he had passed.
I pray that our Father's everlasting arms will comfort the family during this difficult time.


Posted by: Ego U Agbasi - Houston, TX - Lisa's Bible Study class member   Jan 23, 2013

Dear Teresa and family,

Jane and I are so profoundly sorry to hear of Rick's passing. He was one of the finest Christian men, I've ever known. I regret that I had not been in communication with y'all to know Rick's health had worsened. I know our Father in heaven welcomed his faithful servant. I look forward to a reunion in heaven where we will all have forever to be together.


Posted by: Dr. Bill and Jane Boulware - Darlington, SC - Medical school roommate   Jan 23, 2013

I was a patient of Dr. Rick for many many years. His gentle spirit and kind demeanor and soft spoken voice were very comforting when I needed eye surgery. And he prayed with me before surgery which showed me he really cared about his patients.

God Speed Dr. Rick!

Patricia R. Lewis


Posted by: Patricia R. Lewis - Columbia, SC - Patient   Jan 22, 2013