Ceremonial Ground-Breaking for New Duke Eye Center Clinical Facility

Thanks to Bill and Kathy Hudson and LC Industries for their generosity toward the new state-of-the-art clinical Duke Eye Center in Durham, NC.  From: Victor J. Dzau, M.D., Chancellor for Health Affairs; CEO, DUHS Subject: Ceremonial Ground-Breaking for New Eye Center Clinical Facility _____________________________________________________________________ This morning we held a ground-breaking ceremony for a new, state-of-the-art Duke Eye Center building that will add much-needed clinical examination space and enhance the patient...

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LASIK Eye Surgery Improves Quality of Life for Patients at Duke Center for Vision Correction

As you contemplate your decision to undergo Laser vision correction or LASIK eye surgery, recognize that it is an extremely complex and personal one.  Dr. Alan N. Carlson, Professor of Ophthalmology and Chief of the Corneal and Refractive Surgery Service of the Duke Eye Center meets with each patient to discuss the options, risks, limitations, benefits, and likely outcome to set expectations.  He prides himself more on carefully screening and often steering a patient away from surgery rather than treating the most patients when it comes to...

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What can I expect the day after LASIK eye surgery?

The decision to undergo LASIK eye surgery is an extremely complex one.  Dr. Alan N. Carlson, Professor of Ophthalmology and Chief of the Corneal and Refractive Surgery Service of the Duke Eye Center prides himself more on turning away the most patients rather than treating the most patients when it comes to laser vision correction surgery.  There are a large number of patients who should not have surgery and also a significant number of patients where LASIK may not be the best procedure for that particular patient.  One critical aspect of...

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Astronauts’ Eyesight Damaged During Long Space Missions

by James Brice Authors and Disclosures Useful tools for your eye care practice Access a wide variety of practice tools, including a patient prep list and a toric contact lens calculator. See available tools November 8, 2011 — Medical researchers have proposed theories but lack clear answers explaining why many astronauts see their vision deteriorate during long-term exposure to weightlessness in space. Clinical evaluations conducted by the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) have uncovered pathologic ophthalmic...

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A Cell Phone Implanted in Your Tooth and Now a TV in Your Contact Lens

Alan N. Carlson, M.D., Professor of Ophthalmology at the Duke Eye Center in Durham, NC recently reviewed some of the technology leading to the implantation of cell phone technology in a tooth and now it looks like we are moving in the direction of putting a television or computer monitor in a contact lens.  Where will it end?   Computerised contact lens will keep you up to date with news and texts Prototype could create hands-free information Was placed into a rabbit’s eye without causing any health problems Inventor also looking to...

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Acanthamoeba Keratitis is Still a Problem!

It is hard to believe that 36 years has passed since the first documented case of Acanthamoeba Keratitis. I attribute our recent success in treating Acanthamoeba Keratitis at the Duke Eye Center to the collaborative work between the Cornea Service and also Dr. John Perfect in the Infectious Disease Department.  Our initial treatment regimen consists of the following: Discontinue all contact lens wear.  Patients often don’t realize that their other eye is at risk with continued contact lens wear.  Particularly if they are sleeping while...

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