Duke Eye Center has reappointed Dr. Alexander M. Eaton of Retina Health Center as consulting associate for the University’s Department of Ophthalmology. Eaton has served on Duke’s faculty since 1999.

The Duke Eye Center, part of the Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C., is a world-class eye care and research center, specializing in the treatment of blinding eye diseases such as macular degeneration. U.S. News and World Report recently ranked The Duke Eye Center one of the top 10 ophthalmology hospitals in the country.

Eaton, an alumnus of Duke University School of Medicine, is board certified and an authority on the treatment of macular degeneration, diabetic eye problems and other retina and macular problems and has been the principle investigator in numerous research studies on these conditions. He is widely published and is the author of See Again! Reversing and Preventing Macular Degeneration.

Eaton has invented a number of surgical tools and instruments to make surgery safer and more efficient. His inventions have been featured in the New York Times and his extensive eye care expertise was recognized by former Gov. Jeb Bush, who appointed him to the Diabetes Advisory Council for the State of Florida, where he has served as chair. 

Retina Health Center and the Macular Degeneration Research Center were established in 2002 by Dr. Alexander M. Eaton, a longtime Southwest Florida resident who has been practicing ophthalmology in Lee and Collier counties for more than 15 years. Eaton has been the principal investigator for numerous studies to treat macular degeneration. For more information on the latest studies or to make an appointment, call 239-337-3337 in Fort Myers or 239-793-5200 in Naples.