International Programs

Duke Eye Center is proud to offer an international program that organizes a collaboration and dialogue between Duke and international ophthalmology colleagues. 

The program incorporates multiple opportunities for clinicians and researchers to join forces to establish future discoveries and the best in clinical care. 

The program includes: 

  • Conference exchange
  • Research
  • Education
  • Global Missions

Contact us for more information.

Conference Exchange

The Duke Eye Center International Conference Exchange was established to bring together leaders in the field of ophthalmology.  

Discover Duke sponsored CME programs


Duke Eye Center International Education program creates an educational environment for physicians outside of the United States. Several programs are available depending on your career goals and personal growth.

Education programs available:

  • Visiting Observership
  • Visiting Research Scholar
  • Visiting Graduate Student
  • Research Fellow

Learn more about our international education programs.


Opportunities exist for research collaboration with international thought leaders in the following areas:

  • Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
  • Cornea
  • Glaucoma
  • Medical retina
  • Ocular immunology
  • Virtual reality to predict risk for functional impairments
  • Vitreoretinal surgery
  • Uveitis

Global Missions

Duke Eye Center is dedicated to decreasing the prevalence of visual impairment worldwide through education, research, and outreach activities. Through our many international activities, we are able to bring together people with common goals, desires, and skills and carry out our international activities at the highest standards.