VISION 2020: Duke Eye Center Sets Sights on Your Eye Health

It’s 2020, the year of vision! Duke Eye Center of Winston-Salem is committed to keeping your eyes healthy and helping you meet your vision goals. The growing practice has experts in common and complex eye conditions. If you experience eye disease or desire facial rejuvenation for a refreshed look to start the next decade, make sure you take advantage of the expert eye care professionals at Duke Eye Center of Winston-Salem.

Cataracts, Corneal Disease and LASIK

Cataracts are a common issue for people over 50 and are often the most prevailing cause of vision loss. Cataracts cause clouding of the eye’s natural lens, and the condition is treatable with a quick outpatient procedure. Many patients experience little to no pain and rapid recovery.

The cornea, also known as the window of the eye, is an essential structure. Corneal disease can severely affect your vision if not treated promptly and effectively. Duke Eye Center’s cornea surgeons specialize in providing a variety of therapeutic treatments depending on the needs of each corneal condition.

Laser vision correction, such as LASIK, PRK, and other refractive procedures, can be performed to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, which are all common causes of blurred vision in young adults.

Depending on your condition, treatment for cataracts, corneal disease, and laser vision correction can help you see clearly, and in some cases, restore your vision to 20/20 to improve your day to day activities.


Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness for people over 60. It requires early diagnosis and treatment to prevent vision loss. Duke Eye Center of Winston-Salem glaucoma specialists have advanced training in managing all types of glaucoma, including open-angle glaucoma, narrow-angle (also known as closed-angle) glaucoma, and neovascular glaucoma, which may affect people with diabetes.

Duke’s glaucoma experts use the latest diagnostic advances and are skilled in advanced laser and surgical procedures to slow glaucoma progression. We routinely provide care for people who are at high risk for glaucoma, have been diagnosed with glaucoma, or haven’t had success with previous glaucoma treatments. Our goal is to lower your eye pressure, minimize the damage to your optic nerve, and preserve your vision.

Eyelid, Facial Rejuvenation, Cosmetic Surgery and Reconstruction

We offer the latest treatments to improve skin texture and reverse photo-aging with laser skin resurfacing and minimally invasive anti-aging procedures for facial rejuvenation, such as injectable fillers and neurotoxins.  Cosmetic and reconstructive surgery on the face, eyes, tear system, and the facial structure surrounding the eye following an injury or skin cancer removal can improve how you feel and function. Duke Eye Center of Winston-Salem will provide personalized treatment recommendations to help you look and feel your best.

Pediatric Eye Care and Misalignment of the Eyes

Eye movement disorders include double vision, shaky vision, crossed eyes (strabismus), lazy eye (amblyopia), and involuntary eye movements (nystagmus). The Duke Eye Center of Winston-Salem’s pediatric ophthalmologist treats people of all ages who have eye movement disorders by identifying the cause and helping patients receive the most effective treatment. The clinic also treats pediatric tear duct obstruction and other eye conditions in children.

Comprehensive Eye Care

Dilated eye exams and advanced imaging help eye doctors diagnose and manage eye disease. At Duke Eye Center of Winston-Salem, you will receive prompt, effective treatment to halt or slow the progression of eye diseases.

Expert Care at Duke Eye Center

The expert ophthalmologists are also Duke University School of Medicine faculty members. “Our faculty have access to the latest in research, education and ophthalmic care,” shared Carol Ziel, MD, glaucoma and cataract specialist, and medical director for Duke Eye Center of Winston-Salem. “Because we are a medical practice with university ties, our doctors are equipped and trained in the most advanced innovations in vision science.”

Duke Eye Center of Winston-Salem is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). This certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of safety and quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting rigorous performance standards and indicates healthcare excellence.

“I am proud that our clinic is a regional center of excellence in safety, quality, technology, and patient care,” said Dr. Ziel, “Our patients enjoy the comfort of our new, relaxing office where we have created an environment designed with our patients in mind – to make them feel comfortable when they visit us.”

Duke Eye Center of Winston-Salem will take care of you and your family today and decades to come.

The clinic is located at 1340 Creekshire Way, Suite 100. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Call 336-768-3240 to schedule an appointment. Visit for more information about providers and services.



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