Patient Care

As one of the top eye centers in the country, the Duke Eye Center treats more than 175,000 people each year, and offers the full spectrum of eye care. Our specialists undergo advanced training and have years of experience treating corneal disease, retinal disease, glaucoma, eye cancer, and other eye conditions.

We use the latest diagnostic, medical, and surgical breakthroughs, and our researchers are often involved in bringing many of these discoveries from the lab to the clinic. At Duke Eye Center, you receive prompt, effective treatment at the earliest possible stage to prevent or halt the progression of blinding eye diseases.

  • Top ranked care. The Duke Eye Center is consistently ranked among the top 10 eye centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and Ophthalmology Times.
  • Respected leaders. Our doctors lecture and train on the latest advances in eye care, publish research, and help to develop the guidelines for treatment that are followed around the world. As a patient at the Duke Eye Center, you are cared for by respected leaders in the field of ophthalmology.
  • Compassionate, supportive environment. We offer patient support services, including educational materials and programs, a low vision rehabilitation program, and a dedicated social worker to help you and your loved ones manage your condition and maximize your quality of life.
  • Comprehensive care for routine and complex or rare eye conditions. Many of the people we treat experience more than one eye concern. Our specialists work closely together to manage your eye diseases. If you require multiple visits for different eye disorders, we we make every effort to coordinate your care and maximize your convenience.
  • Latest breakthroughs. Our research, education, and technology development programs enable our doctors to offer you access to the latest eye care breakthroughs. Our researchers constantly strive to improve treatments for eye conditions and find cures for blinding eye diseases.
  • Dedicated surgical suite. Our skilled surgeons work closely with anesthesiologists and surgical nurses who have focused their training and experience on caring for people with eye conditions. We are expertly equipped to care and treat complex and multiple eye problems including retinal and corneal diseases. 
  • Powerful imaging devices.  Optical coherence tomography (OCT) offers 3-D views of the eye’s internal structures. Our researchers are pioneering new uses for OCT, including ways to prevent blindness in premature babies. Our work with OCT means we can more accurately diagnose your condition and recommend the most appropriate treatment.​
  • Experts in ophthalmic cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Our oculofacial plastic surgeons are ophthalmologists who undergo additional training to improve the appearance and function of your eyes and face while protecting your vision. We treat people of all ages for conditions of the eyelid, eye socket (orbit), and tear ducts. We also perform reconstructive surgery to improve your appearance following cancer, trauma, or congenital defects. Our doctors also perform nonsurgical procedures to rejuvenate your skin and enhance your appearance.
  • Specialized pediatric eye care. Our pediatric eye care specialists perform routine eye care and provide eye care to children with serious eye conditions and eye muscle disorders. 

Statement on Racism and Discrimination 

Duke Eye Center is comprised of a diverse community of physicians, scientists, trainees and staff members devoted to providing high quality care, innovative research, and first-class education.  We welcome and fully engage people of diverse backgrounds, abilities, and perspectives, and strive to provide a safe and secure space for all. We strictly prohibit discrimination and do not tolerate harassment based on age, education, skin color, disability, gender, gender expression and identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.  We are honored to serve Durham, the broader community of North Carolina, and beyond.

To make an appointment, call 919-681-3937