Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology

Comprehensive Eye Care for all Conditions

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As one of the top eye centers in the country, Duke Eye Center treats more than 175,000 people each year and offers the full spectrum of eye care. Our specialists have advanced training and years of experience treating corneal disease, retinal disease, glaucoma, eye cancer, and other eye conditions. We use the latest diagnostic, medical, and surgical breakthroughs, and our researchers are often involved in bringing many of these discoveries from the lab to the clinic. At Duke Eye Center, you receive prompt, effective treatment at the earliest possible stage to prevent or halt the progression of blinding eye diseases.

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Ranked Among the Nation's Best Eye Centers

Top-Ranked Care
The Duke Eye Center is consistently ranked among the top 10 eye centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and Ophthalmology Times.

Respected Leaders
Our doctors lecture and train on the latest advances in eye care, publish research, and help develop treatment guidelines that are followed around the world. As a patient at Duke Eye Center, you are cared for by respected leaders in the field of ophthalmology.

One of 13 U.S. Facilities to Offer Bionic Eye for Total Blindness
This exciting advancement allows people with end-stage retinitis pigmentosa to gain improved functioning in their daily lives. 

Compassionate, Supportive Environment
We offer patient support services, including educational materials and programs, a low vision rehabilitation program, and a dedicated social worker to help you and your loved ones manage your condition and maximize your quality of life.

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Routine Eye Care
We offer comprehensive eye care to children and adults, including annual exams and contact lens fittings, in convenient locations throughout the Triangle area.

Comprehensive Care for Multiple Eye Conditions
Many of the people we treat experience more than one eye concern. Our specialists work together to manage your eye diseases. If you need multiple visits for different eye disorders, we we make every effort to coordinate your care and maximize your convenience.

Latest Breakthroughs
Our research, education, and technology development programs enable our doctors to offer you access to the latest eye-care breakthroughs. Our researchers constantly strive to improve treatments for eye conditions and find cures for blinding eye diseases.

Dedicated Surgical Suite
Our skilled surgeons work closely with anesthesiologists and surgical nurses who have focused their training and experience on caring for people with eye conditions. We are expertly equipped to treat complex and multiple eye problems including retinal and corneal diseases.

Powerful Imaging Devices.  Optical coherence tomography (OCT) offers 3-D views of the eye’s internal structures. Our researchers are pioneering new uses for OCT, including ways to prevent blindness in premature babies. Our work with OCT means we can more accurately diagnose your condition and recommend the most appropriate treatment.

Experts in Ophthalmic Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery
Our oculofacial plastic surgeons are ophthalmologists who have additional training to improve the appearance and function of your eyes and face while protecting your vision. We treat people of all ages for conditions of the eyelid, eye socket (orbit), and tear ducts. We perform reconstructive surgery to improve your appearance following cancer, trauma, or congenital defects. Our doctors also perform nonsurgical procedures to rejuvenate your skin and enhance your appearance.

Specialized Pediatric Eye Care
Our pediatric eye-care specialists work with children with serious eye concerns and eye muscle disorders. Many of our pediatric patients travel to Duke from around the country.

Best Eye Hospital in NC
When it comes to your care, you want the very best. Duke University Hospital’s ophthalmology program is ranked seventh in the nation and best in North Carolina by U.S. News & World Report for 2019–2020.