Local doctor selected for Duke study
Gaffney optometrist Dr. Nord Davis has been selected to participate in a new Duke University Medical Center study that will involve spending the next two years looking at how eye doctors diagnose and treat patients who suffer from glaucoma.
The Duke University Medical Center study is being funded by a grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institute of Health. Participating doctors, such as Dr. Davis, will be reporting their experiences to the study authors over the course of the next two years. The authors will compile those experiences into an educational report that will serve as a guide for the standards of care and best practices used in the treatment of patients with the eye disease.
Doctor - patient confidentiality remains throughout the course of the study, Dr. Davis said, so no personal information is being shared with the study authors.
Dr. Davis said this is the first time he has been selected to participate in a Duke University Medical Center research study.