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Read how Duke ophthalmologists are using innovative therapies to treat men, women, and children with mild to severe eye conditions.

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Duke Vision Rehabilitation Experts Care for the Whole Person
Duke Vision Rehabilitation Experts Care for the Whole Person

Duke Health vision rehabilitation specialists provide vision optimization services and recommend assistive devices to help people with vision loss maximize the ...

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 uncorrected vision. ...

Brothers with Ocular Albinism Learn to Drive Thanks to Duke Vision Rehabilitation
Brothers with Ocular Albinism Learn to Drive Thanks to Duke Vision Rehabilitation

Lance and Kevin Morgan were considered legally blind at birth due to a genetic condition called ocular albinism. Having extremely limited vision didn’t stop th ...

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 bright spots, streaks of lightening, or shooting st ...

Is Myopia Treatment Right for Your Child?
Is Myopia Treatment Right for Your Child?

Myopia -- or nearsightedness -- used to mean thick glasses, contact lenses, and progressively worse vision. But that may be changing. Duke Health pediatric opt ...

Do I Really Need Cataract Surgery?
Do I Really Need Cataract Surgery?

A cataract occurs when the normally clear lens inside your eye becomes cloudy. For many, this happens with age, but certain medications, diseases, and trauma c ...

Choose the Right Artificial Lens for Your Cataract Surgery
Choose the Right Artificial Lens for Your Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery involves removing a clouded lens and replacing it with an artificial intraocular lens (also called an IOL) to improve your vision. However, no ...

Myth or Fact: Blue Eyes Are More Sensitive to Light
Myth or Fact: Blue Eyes Are More Sensitive to Light

If you have blue, green, or gray eyes, you may have noticed yourself squinting into the sunlight more than your brown-eyed counterparts or needing a respite fr ...

Lasik: How Safe Is It?
Lasik: How Safe Is It?

Chances are, you know someone who has had Lasik surgery, or you may have considered the procedure yourself. Despite the allure of ditching daily eyewear, the d ...

Sudden, Painless Vision Changes Require Emergency Care
Sudden, Painless Vision Changes Require Emergency Care

Sudden, painless changes in vision could mean you’re experiencing a rare type of stroke caused by a blood clot in the retinal artery. It’s important that every ...

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 speciali ...

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 t ...