The Duke University
Residency Training Program in Ophthalmology is one of the most highly regarded
ophthalmology programs in the nation. Its
longstanding reputation comes from its association with an internationally
renowned eye center, state-of-the-art facilities, a full range of clinical and
surgical experiences and, most importantly, the sincere commitment of the
faculty to resident education.
The Fellowship Programs at Duke University Medical
Centerís Department of Ophthalmology afford an outstanding opportunity
to receive clinical and research training for those interested in
pursuing specialty training in all fields of ophthalmology, including
cornea and external diseases/refractive surgery, glaucoma,
vitreous-retina, oculoplastics, pediatrics, and neuro-ophthalmology.
One of our highest priorities at Duke Eye Center is to
foster the education of the next generation of clinician-scientists. In
order to help achieve this goal, a Clinical/Research track, which
essentially adds a year of research training to the traditional
clinical training, is available for each subspecialty fellowship.
The Duke Eye Center is dedicated to providing outstanding instruction
in ophthalmology to all medical students. We offer medical students the
opportunity to work with and learn from Duke Eye Centerís clinicians
and researchers who are at the forefront of groundbreaking work that is
being accomplished in ophthalmology today.
Ophthalmologists in hospitals and private practices all over the United
States employ ophthalmic medical technicians to assist in caring for
patients with eye disease or injury. They initiate patient exams,
measure and record visual status, perform diagnostic procedures, assist
in clinical and surgical settings, and are valuable members of the eye
care team. Duke Eye Center, a top-five ranked ophthalmology facility,
recognizes the need for well-trained ophthalmic medical technicians,
and has sponsored this accredited, one-year, technician-level
certificate course for more than 20 years.
View the video "The Inquisitive Clinician: Life in Your "Clinical Laboratory"; Looking
Ahead to Your Career and How to Avoid a Mid-Life Crisis" from Duke Eye
Center Chairman, David Epstein, MD.