The Duke Department of Ophthalmology is made up of eight divisions, offering every sub-specialty in ophthalmology.   Each division consists of  faculty physicians and many include investigators. Often times, our faculty collaborate across Duke University and the School of Medicine for patient care and research initiatives.  We invite you to learn more about the outstanding contributions to research, education and patient care each of our divisions offer. 

Comprehensive Ophthalmology

The Comprehensive Ophthalmology Division offers evaluation and treatment, from routine eye exams to urgent eye care.

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Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery

The Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery Division offers patient care over the complete spectrum of medical and surgical problems involving the cornea and other anterior structures of the eye.

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Duke Vision Rehabilitation

The Duke Vision Rehabilitation Division offers comprehensive vision rehabilitation through a multi-disciplinary team of health care providers for patients who have lost vision to age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, stroke, diabetes, and other eye diseases. 

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The Duke Ophthalmology Glaucoma Division is an global leader in research, education and clinical care.  Our internationally-recognized glaucoma faculty are committed to preserving and restoring sight, training the next generation of glaucoma specialists and providing world-class clinical care.   The Glaucoma Division offers the most advanced treatment available including canaloplasty and all other forms of laser or incisional surgery.

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The Neuro-Ophthalmology Division is dedicated to excellence in the diagnosis of eye disorders that accompany neurological disease and disease of the optic nerve and eye muscles. 

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Oculofacial Plastic Surgery

The Oculofacial (oculoplastics and reconstructive surgery) Division is dedicated to excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eyelids, the lacrimal systems (tear ducts), and the orbit (eye socket). This service offers cosmetic/laser surgery at the Duke Center for Aesthetic Services.

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Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

The Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Division offers the latest diagnostic tests and treatments of children's eye disease, as well as muscle disorders in adults.

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Vitreoretinal Disease

Duke’s Vitreoretinal Disease (VR) Division has a reputation for delivering a superior care and achieving optimal outcomes for patients diagnosed with conditions and diseases of the retina, macula and vitreous. The division boasts a dynamic team of physicians with unrivaled expertise, access to the latest imaging and technology, a commitment to excellence in patient care, a thriving research program, and unparalleled camaraderie between physicians, trainees and staff.

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