BY Martie Emory
At Duke Eye Center of Winston-Salem, health always comes first, and with the extra challenges of the past year due to COVID-19, safety has been at the forefront of every conversation.
WHO WE ARE
If you’re just getting to know Duke Eye Center of Winston-Salem, these dedicated eye doctors offer consultations and treatments for common and complex eye conditions such as dry eyes, cataracts, corneal disease, and glaucoma. Corrective vision procedures such as LASIK, and specific cosmetic eye and facial rejuvenation procedures are performed in their office, while eye surgeries for both children and adult patients are performed at Novant Forsyth Medical Center.
Duke Eye Center of Winston-Salem is focused on ensuring a safe experience for patients by following all safety standards and protocols. It is important to ensure you continue treatment for chronic eye conditions during this time and schedule an appointment if you have any change in your vision, to avoid any potential vision loss.
EYE CARE SERVICES TO MAINTAIN AND ENHANCE YOUR VISION
Duke Eye Center is committed to offering the latest advancements in eye care to preserve or enhance vision by offering a full range of services for both children and adults. Angela Verkade, MD, a corneal specialist, recently joined Duke Eye Center of Winston-Salem. Dr. Verkade specializes in cornea, cataracts, refractive surgery, and external disease. “That means I care for a wide variety of patients,” says Dr. Verkade. “I perform corneal transplants, cataract surgery, and LASIK or vision correction surgery, among other procedures related to corneal conditions, and I truly believe my specialty allows me to make a unique connection with my patients. I aim to understand my patients on a personal level so that I may understand how their vision is affecting their daily lives.” Dr. Verkade believes taking care of patients is both an honor and a privilege, and her goal is to work as a team with patients and their families to establish a treatment plan that best suits their needs. (When not at work, she enjoys training her dog, spending time with family, exercising, and exploring the outdoors.)
Duke Eye Center of Winston-Salem offers evaluation and treatment for the following conditions:
- Dry Eye
- Cataract Surgery
- Corneal Disease Treatments
- Cosmetic Facial Enhancements and Rejuvenation
- Eyelid Lifts and Reconstructive Surgery
- Eye Movement Disorders (including amblyopia and strabismus
- Laser Vision Correction (such as LASIK and PRK)
- Pediatric Ophthalmology
Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), Duke Eye Center of Winston-Salem is located at 1340 Creekshire Way, Suite 100. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Call 336-768-3240 to schedule an appointment or visit dukeeye.org for more information about providers and services.