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Lloyd Williams

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology, Corneal Diseases
2351 Erwin Road, Box 3802, Durham, NC 27705


Dr. Williams began his career in engineering after completing bachelor’s and master’s degrees in materials science and engineering. After doing medical research as an engineer, he went on to complete a master’s degree in Physiology and a PhD in neuroscience working on projects to develop and understand devices for identifying volatile organic compounds.

He is a corneal fellowship-trained ophthalmologist specializing in medical and surgical diseases of the cornea and anterior segment of the eye. Dr. Williams performs corneal transplants including DSEK for corneal transplantation and cataract surgery including astigmatism and presbyopia correcting intraocular lenses and lens exchange. He also performs vision correction surgery including bladeless IntraLase LASIK as well as surface ablation photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), refractive lens exchange (RLE), and Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL).  In addition, he performs other anterior segment surgery including pterygium and conjunctival surgery.

Dr. Williams is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. Dr. Williams continues to be active in international ophthalmology and humanitarian work. He is the founder and chairman of the board of HelpMercy International and a founder of the MoranCore ophthalmology educational website.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology · 2021 - Present Ophthalmology, Corneal Diseases, Ophthalmology
Director of Duke Global Ophthalmology · 2021 - Present Ophthalmology, Clinical Science Departments
Director of Refractive Surgery · 2024 - Present Ophthalmology, Corneal Diseases, Ophthalmology
Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute · 2020 - Present Duke Global Health Institute, University Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

Tufts University, School of Medicine · 2008 M.D.
Tufts University · 2008 Ph.D.