Anthony Nanlin Kuo

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Anthony Kuo, MD is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University. He is a clinician-scientist with an active clinical practice in cornea and refractive surgery and an active laboratory program developing and translating high resolution optical coherence tomography (OCT) technologies for ophthalmic use.

With collaborators at Duke, he is also involved in the development and translation of intra-surgical OCT technologies. His research has been sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, Research to Prevent Blindness, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the Coulter Foundation among others.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 2351 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27710
  • Office Phone: (919) 684-3799
  • Email Address:


  • M.D. Vanderbilt University, 2002
  • University of Pittsburgh, 2003
  • University of Pittsburgh, 2005
  • University of Pittsburgh, 2006
  • Duke University, 2008

Representative Publications

  • Song, Ailin, Kyung-Min Roh, Jay B. Lusk, Nita G. Valikodath, Eleonora M. Lad, Mark Draelos, Pablo Ortiz, et al. “Robotic Optical Coherence Tomography Retinal Imaging for Emergency Department Patients: A Pilot Study for Emergency Physicians' Diagnostic Performance.” Ann Emerg Med 81, no. 4 (April 2023): 501–8.
  • Hagan, K., J. Park, T. B. DuBose, S. Soltanian-Zadeh, A. H. Dhalla, A. N. Kuo, R. P. McNabb, J. A. Izatt, and S. Farsiu. “Dual modality handheld adaptive optics optical coherence tomography probe for in vivo 3-D photoreceptor imaging.” In Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging  Proceedings of Spie, Vol. 12360, 2023.
  • Draelos, M., C. Viehland, R. P. McNabb, A. N. Kuo, and J. A. Izatt. “Adaptive point-scan imaging beyond the frame rate–resolution limit with scene-reactive scan trajectories.” Optica 9, no. 11 (November 20, 2022): 1276–88.
  • Tian, Yuan, Mark Draelos, Ryan P. McNabb, Kris Hauser, Anthony N. Kuo, and Joseph A. Izatt. “Optical coherence tomography refraction and optical path length correction for image-guided corneal surgery.” Biomed Opt Express 13, no. 9 (September 1, 2022): 5035–49.
  • Song, Ailin, Jay B. Lusk, Kyung-Min Roh, Kevin J. Jackson, Karen A. Scherr, Ryan P. McNabb, Ranee Chatterjee, and Anthony N. Kuo. “Practice Patterns of Fundoscopic Examination for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening in Primary Care.” Jama Netw Open 5, no. 6 (June 1, 2022): e2218753.