Terry M. Semchyshyn, MD Terry M. Semchyshyn, MD

Terry M. Semchyshyn, MD

Corneal Specialist, Ophthalmologist

4.8 out of 5  (639 ratings, 96 reviews)
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Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

I am an eye doctor who performs cornea transplants, Lasik eye surgery and takes care of patients with cataracts. I’ve been at Duke for over 12 years. I chose medicine because it allows me to apply science in a very effective, tangible way to improve people’s lives. When I see patients, my goal is to combine compassionate care with personalized attention. I also try to educate my patients so they can more easily understand and follow their treatment plan. I was inspired to become an eye doctor after having an experience teaching a man with vision impairment to ski again. I continue to obtain great fulfillment from helping patients improve their vision so they can see well and have the confidence to function again on a high level. In my free time, I play ice hockey and enjoy spending time with my family.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
LEARN MORE ABOUT ME
Training
EDUCATION
MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (Tennessee), 1998
RESIDENCY
Ophthalmology, Vanderbilt University Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (Tennessee), 1999-2002
FELLOWSHIP
Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, 2002-2003
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My clinical research interests include minimally invasive corneal transplant techniques; that is, being able to provide the greatest improvement in vision with the least invasive procedures, such as partial-thickness corneal transplantation (known as endothelial keratoplasty). I also have an interest in advanced cataract surgery techniques, with a focus on treatment of astigmatism and minimizing the need for eyeglasses after cataract surgery.

PUBLICATIONS
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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.8 out of 5 (639 ratings, 96 reviews)
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.