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: +1 919 684 3799
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  • M.D. Vanderbilt University, 2002
  • University of Pittsburgh, 2003
  • University of Pittsburgh, 2005
  • University of Pittsburgh, 2006
  • Duke University, 2008

Courses Taught

  • BME 789: Internship in Biomedical Engineering

Representative Publications

  • Wei, Franklin, Claire Y. Li, Kristen Hagan, Sandra S. Stinnett, Anthony N. Kuo, Joseph A. Izatt, and Al-Hafeez Dhalla. “Spiral scanning improves subject fixation in widefield retinal imaging.” Opt Lett 49, no. 9 (May 1, 2024): 2489–92.
  • Li, Jennifer Y., Maria S. Cortina, Mark A. Greiner, Anthony N. Kuo, Darby D. Miller, Roni M. Shtein, Peter B. Veldman, Jia Yin, Stephen J. Kim, and Joanne F. Shen. “Outcomes and Complications of Limbal Stem Cell Allograft Transplantation: A Report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.” Ophthalmology, April 27, 2024.
  • Song, Ailin, Jay B. Lusk, Kyung-Min Roh, S Tammy Hsu, Nita G. Valikodath, Eleonora M. Lad, Kelly W. Muir, et al. “RobOCTNet: Robotics and Deep Learning for Referable Posterior Segment Pathology Detection in an Emergency Department Population.” Transl Vis Sci Technol 13, no. 3 (March 1, 2024): 12.
  • Kuo, Anthony N., Maria S. Cortina, Mark A. Greiner, Jennifer Y. Li, Darby D. Miller, Roni M. Shtein, Peter B. Veldman, Jia Yin, Stephen J. Kim, and Joanne F. Shen. “Advanced Corneal Imaging in Keratoconus: A Report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.” Ophthalmology 131, no. 1 (January 2024): 107–21.
  • Trout, Robert M., Christian Viehland, Jianwei D. Li, William Raynor, Al-Hafeez Dhalla, Lejla Vajzovic, Anthony N. Kuo, Cynthia A. Toth, and Joseph A. Izatt. “Erratum: Methods for real-time feature-guided image fusion of intrasurgical volumetric optical coherence tomography with digital microscopy: publisher's note.” Biomed Opt Express 14, no. 10 (October 1, 2023): 5047.