The American Board of Ophthalmology mourns the loss of Lee Duffner, M.D., who served as a director of the Board from 1995 through 2002.
Dr. Duffner completed his residency at Bascom Palmer in 1969, and was a voluntary professor of ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer for nearly 50 years, where he contributed to the ophthalmic education of hundreds of residents and fellows. He was one of the founding members of Eye Surgery Associates in Hollywood, Florida.
Dr. Duffner was a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American College of Surgeons. He was also a member of the American Medical Association and the Florida Medical Association.
As a Director of the Board, Dr. Duffner donated hundreds of eyeglasses to provide for the evaluation of refraction problems. At that time, candidates were required to perform practical measurements with the glasses, including measuring base curves with the lens gauge and distance between optical centers of the lenses.
The Board extends its deepest sympathies to the Duffner family.