Department Of Ophthalmology

Duke Ophthalmology, a department within the Duke School of Medicine is one of the leading eye institutions in the world, and for almost 30 years, has been consistently ranked in the Top 10 by the US News and World Report Best Hospitals rankings.  Our internationally-renowned clinical and research faculty are dedicated to curing eye disease worldwide though excellence in research, education, and patient care.

The Hudson Building at Duke Eye Center opened in June 2015 and became the third facility in the Duke Eye Center complex, adding to the Wadsworth Building, which opened in 1973, and the Albert Eye Research Institute (AERI), which opened in 2005. Together, the three facilities comprise 245,000 square feet of clinic and research space that with satellite clinics, will serve an estimated 180,000 patients each year.  

The successful team approach of clinicians and basic scientists working together – taking knowledge from the laboratory to the clinic to better serve patients – has made Duke a leader in ophthalmology.  Duke Ophthalmology is poised to continue our rich history of innovation and translating the best science to new understanding and implementing new treatments for all eye diseases.

Edward G. Buckley, MD
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology 
Vice Dean for Education, School of Medicine
Vice Chancellor for Duke-National University Singapore Affairs
James P. and Joy Gills Professor of Ophthalmology
Professor of Pediatrics