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Eye Care

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

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

If you're like 64 percent 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 wr ...

Lasik brings musician’s life into focus
Lasik brings musician’s life into focus

John Brown always wanted to learn to swim, but his lifelong reliance on eyeglasses held him back. After undergoing the laser eye surgery known as Lasik, he’s n ...

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.

Corneal Transplant Advances Improve Vision
Corneal Transplant Advances Improve Vision

Tadd Torborg of Raleigh loves to drive. A deteriorating eye condition could have put him and his passion in the back seat. He's happy to be back behind the whe ...

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 ...

Learning to Live with One Eye
Learning to Live with One Eye

In 2008, Anne Rice lost the sight in her right eye because of a fungal infection that occurred as a complication of cataract surgery. Because Rice has 20-20 vi ...

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 ...

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 ...

Myth or Fact: People with Light Eyes are More Sensitive to Sunlight
Myth or Fact: People with Light Eyes are More Sensitive to Sunlight

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 ...