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

Publications

IOP: Corneal hysteresis

Corneal hysteresis (CH) is a measurement that reflects the viscoelastic properties of the cornea and its biomechanical integrity. Hysteresis is expressed in units of mmHg, just like intraocular pressure (IOP).

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