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Leon Walker Herndon Jr.

Professor of Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology, Glaucoma
Box 3802 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
Wadsworth Bldg, Durham, NC 27710


I have an interest in exploring better medical and surgical ways to treat patients and will continue to be involved in clinical trials involving novel drug-delivery systems and new surgical procedures. I also have a research interest in the differential burden of glaucoma on African-derived populations. This question is multi-faceted, and involves a comprehensive evaluation of the genetics, economics, accessibility to treatment, and response to therapy of these populations.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of Ophthalmology · 2013 - Present Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Ophthalmology
Chief, Glaucoma Ophthalmology · 2015 - Present Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Ophthalmology

Education, Training & Certifications

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill · 1991 M.D.