Neuro-ophthalmology Research

The Duke Ophthalmology Neuro-Ophthalmology Division has a long-standing tradition of excellence in basic science, translational, and clinical research. Results from basic science and epidemiological studies are translated into well-designed clinical trials, ultimately leading to the development of new therapies for various neuro-ophthalmic disorders such as optic neuropathies, cranial nerve palsies, nystagmus and others.

Duke Neuro-ophthalmology faculty lead and collaborate with other physician-scientists nationwide in many of the clinical trials that define the evidence base for practice.

Research Highlights 

  • The Duke neuro-ophthalmology division has been involved in cutting edge clinical trials:
  • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension treatment trial, 
  • Quark siRNA intravitreal non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy trial
  • Pediatric optic pathway glioma trial
  • Pediatric optic neuritis treatment trial

Research Interests

  • Undiagnosed disease network 
  • Optic nerve and retinal imaging in optic neuropathies
  • Giant cell arteritis
  • Leber hereditary optic neuropathy
  • Ocular motility abnormalities