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5 Fast Facts About Keratoconus
5 Fast Facts About Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease that can cause blurry vision, irregular astigmatism, light sensitivity, and other symptoms. Here, Duke cornea specialis ...

Does More Screen Time Put Your Child’s Eyes at Risk?
Does More Screen Time Put Your Child’s Eyes at Risk?

For many students this fall, going back to school means remote learning -- and more time in front of a computer. But what are the effects of increased screen ti ...

The Duke Eye Center Focuses on Safety
The Duke Eye Center Focuses on Safety

Ignoring sudden changes in your eyesight or failing to manage a chronic eye condition can result in a permanent loss of vision, warned Eric Postel, MD, a retina ...

Flashing Lights in the Eye: When to See a Doctor
Flashing Lights in the Eye: When to See a Doctor

Seeing occasional flashing lights in your eyes usually isn’t an issue. But repeated flashes in the forms of white spots, streaks of lightening, or shooting star ...

Seeing an Increase in Eye Floaters? See Your Eye Doctor
Seeing an Increase in Eye Floaters? See Your Eye Doctor

If you’ve ever noticed shadows or dark spots floating across your field of vision, you are not alone. In most cases, these “floaters” cause no harm and are comm ...

Maintaining Independence with Vision Rehabilitation
Maintaining Independence with Vision Rehabilitation

Verdina Gillette-Simms was only 18 when she was diagnosed with glaucoma. Over time, the elevated eye pressure associated with the disease damaged her optic nerv ...

Understand the Benefits of Laser Cataract Surgery
Understand the Benefits of Laser Cataract Surgery

While seeing more clearly is the main goal of cataract surgery, new lasers and premium lenses have made it possible to also achieve better vision. "Now we have ...

New Duke Sports Vision Center Focuses on High-Performance Vision Rehab and Training
New Duke Sports Vision Center Focuses on High-Performance Vision Rehab and Training

A new Duke Eye Center program is helping athletes and military personnel maximize their dynamic visual abilities.

First Use of Cadaver Nerves to Repair Corneal Anesthesia Shows Promise
First Use of Cadaver Nerves to Repair Corneal Anesthesia Shows Promise

A new, minimally invasive procedure that replaces damaged corneal nerves with a donor nerve restores feeling in the cornea and halts progressive eye damage caus ...

View the Eclipse Safely with These Expert Tips
View the Eclipse Safely with These Expert Tips

As excitement about the Aug. 21 solar eclipse builds, it’s important to know how to safely view the event and understand how even everyday exposure to the sun c ...

New Non-Steroid Treatment for Uveitis
New Non-Steroid Treatment for Uveitis

Shirley Mims thought she would go blind when she was first diagnosed with uveitis. A clinical trial at Duke for a drug now approved by the FDA to treat uveitis ...

New Keratoconus Treatment May Prevent Need for Corneal Transplant
New Keratoconus Treatment May Prevent Need for Corneal Transplant

Corneal collagen cross-linking, an FDA-approved treatment for the eye disease keratoconus, can preserve vision and prevent the need for a corneal transplant.