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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 retin ...

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 com ...

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 ner ...

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.

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 ...

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.

How your smartphone is hurting you
How your smartphone is hurting you

If you're like 64% of Americans, you own a smartphone. For many, it's become a device they just can't live without. However, too much screen time can wreck hav ...

Bride is Glasses-Free Thanks to LASIK
Bride is Glasses-Free Thanks to LASIK

For Cristina Leon, laser eye surgery has been beneficial both personally and professionally.

NC's First Bionic Eye Recipient Sees for First Time in 33 years
NC's First Bionic Eye Recipient Sees for First Time in 33 years

Larry Hester is the seventh person in the U.S. to have a so-called bionic eye - an Argus II Retinal Prosthesis Device -- implanted. It allows him to see for th ...

Duke Implants "Bionic Eye"
Duke Implants "Bionic Eye"

Larry Hester, the first patient in North Carolina to receive what has been dubbed a “bionic eye,” has no illusions that he will emerge from surgery at the Duke ...

Myth or Fact: Eating Carrots Improves Eyesight
Myth or Fact: Eating Carrots Improves Eyesight

The notion that eating carrots improves eyesight sounds like a story your mother made up to get you to eat your vegetables. But is there any truth to it? Accor ...