Leon Walker Herndon

Leon Walker Herndon
Professor of Ophthalmology
Third Year Mentor - Ophthalmology and Visual Science Study Program (OVS)
Campus mail: Box 3802 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 684-6622

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.

Education and Training

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.D. 1991
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 3-Year Ophthalmology Residency, Ophthalmology
  • Duke University School of Medicine, Glaucoma Clinical Fellowship, Ophthalmology


Glaucoma patients' trust in the physician.

Objectives. To describe glaucoma patients' trust in the physician and to test the hypothesis that increased interpersonal trust is associated with increased medication adherence. Methods.

Glaucoma risk factors: The cornea

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014.Assessment of rates of disease progression, along with considerations about life expectancy and treatment side effects, can help clinicians customize aggressiveness of therapy to increase the chances

Glaucoma risk factors: The cornea

It has long been accepted that elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) is a key parameter in the diagnosis of glaucoma. IOP is used in the assessment of disease progression and response to treatment.