Dr. Mettu, MD is a fellowship-trained ophthalmologist, specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, and research of macular diseases. His clinical practice focuses on the medical treatment of diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, and retinal vascular diseases. He has an active clinical and laboratory research program at the Duke Center for Macular Diseases as part of the National Institutes of Health-sponsored K12 program. Dr. Mettu is actively involved in clinical trials of new therapies for macular diseases. He is developing novel imaging technologies that will facilitate customized treatment plans for patients with diabetic macular edema and age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Mettu is a recipient of the prestigious Heed Foundation Fellowship and the Isbey Award for excellence in clinical care, ethics, and research.