Dr. Ilya Leyngold is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Duke Eye Center in the division of oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Originally from Moscow, Russia, he received his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed ophthalmology residency training at The Wilmer Eye Institute of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. After completing an ASOPRS approved fellowship with Richard L. Anderson in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Center for Facial Appearances and University of Utah affiliated hospitals, he joined faculty at the University of South Florida Eye Institute where he served as chief of oculoplastic surgery service. After relocating to the Duke Eye Center in 2016 he has developed an interest in peripheral nerve surgery as it pertains to the eye and ocular adnexa including the development of minimally invasive techniques for corneal neurotization. He has recently published the world’s only authoritative text on corneal neurotization surgery. His other professional interests and expertise include treatment of thyroid eye disease, endoscopic lacrimal, orbital, and aesthetic oculofacial surgery. He is also a recipient of multiple professional awards including The Stephen Ryan Award in Ophthalmology, Top 40 Professionals under 40 in the Tampa Bay, and the ASOPRS Research Award.
Board certification: American Board of Ophthalmology
Hospital affiliation: Duke University Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital