Dr. Terry Kim: October 31, 2016

Do You Know Your Cataract EYE-Q?

Ophthalmologist shares information on cataracts during National Sight Week


Dr. Terry Kim

Professor of Ophthalmology at Duke University Eye Center

Cataracts are a natural part of aging that cannot be prevented. However, cataracts affect more than 20.5 million Americans over the age of 40, many people still remain uninformed about cataracts and treatment options. In fact, according to a survey conducted by Alcon earlier this year of approximately 1,000 adults 60 and over who have been diagnosed with cataracts but not treated, only 25% of respondents said they have a full understanding of the condition.


In honor of National Sight Week (October 24-28), Alcon, the global leader in eye care and a division of Novartis, is working with Dr. Terry Kim on Know Your Cataract EYE-Q, a campaign to help raise awareness about the importance of understanding cataracts and your treatment options. National Sight Week was launched by the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Foundation in effort to encourage surgeons to contribute charitable cataract surgeries in their community. Alcon is joining in to support the week by helping to raise awareness about the importance of understanding the basics of cataracts and encouraging adults to ask their eye doctor about treatment options.


Dr. Kim, Professor of Ophthalmology and Chief of Cornea and External Disease Service in the Department of Ophthalmology at Duke University Eye Center, is available to discuss the recent Alcon survey findings, treatment options, including 2-in-1 treatments that can correct both cataracts and astigmatism at once. He will also provide the most common questions he hears from patients who are diagnosed with cataracts, and where listeners can go to learn more about cataracts and astigmatism.

More About Dr. Kim:

Dr. Terry Kim, Professor of Ophthalmology at Duke University Eye Center, received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine and completed his residency and chief residency in ophthalmology at Emory Eye Center.Β  He continued with his fellowship training in Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery at Wills Eye Hospital.Β  He was then recruited to Duke University Eye Center, where he serves as principal and co-investigator on a number of clinical trials and research grants from the National Institutes of Health and other institutions.Β  Dr. Kim was formerly the Director of the Residency Program and Ophthalmology Fellowship programs and currently serves as Chief of the Cornea and External Disease Service and Director of the Refractive Surgery Service.

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