Scott W. Cousins, MD (Duke Eye Center, Durham, N.C.). Dr. Cousins directs the Duke Center for Macular Diseases in the Duke University Eye Center. He is a retina-trained ophthalmologist specializing in the diagnosis, treatment and research of macular diseases. His clinical practice focuses on age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vascular diseases. Dr. Cousins is developing blood tests and new imaging technologies for the identification of patients who are at high risk for developing complications of macular degeneration. Dr. Cousins earned his MD from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at Washington University and his vitreoretinal fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He is the Robert Machemer professor of ophthalmology at Duke University.