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


Osteogenesis Imperfecta and the Eye

While the many skeletal, auditory, dental and other anomalies in osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) have been well documented in the medical literature, the eye and the visual system are also commonly affected in patients with OI.