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. 

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of central vision loss in the Western world in persons over the age of 55. The Duke Center for Macular Diseases offers state-of-the-art diagnostic, medical, and surgical care, as well as low vision rehabilitation services.

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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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The Duke Ophthalmology Glaucoma Division is an international 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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Vision Rehabilitation and Performance

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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Vitreoretinal Disease

Leaders in Vitreoretinal Research, Education and Patient Care

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