Kim Duong

Clinical Assistant Professor

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(205) 996-1499
Office location: HPB 508

Teaching/research interests: Pediatrics, contact lens, ocular inflammation, diabetes, and myopia

Office hours:By appointment


  • BA, University of Virginia, Biology and East Asian Studies
  • MS, State University of New York College of Optometry, Vision Science
  • OD, State University of New York College of Optometry

Dr. Kim Duong is originally from Vietnam and moved to Virginia at the age of 2. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and a minor in East Asian Studies. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree and Masters in Vision Science from The State University of New York, College of Optometry in 2017. She currently holds the position of Clinical Assistant Professor within UABSO. Dr. Duong serves as a clinical attending for Pediatrics, Myopia Control, and Primary Care clinical services at UAB Eye Care.

Dr. Duong is interested in many areas of vision research. She has published papers in journals and presented both papers and posters at annual conferences such as the American Academy of Optometry and annual Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology on contact lenses and ocular inflammation and on children with Type I Diabetes.

Outside of clinical care and research, Dr. Duong enjoys staying involved in the community. She is currently a running coach for Girls on The Run in Birmingham. She has also used her love for running to help raise money for international medical relief during the Marine Corps Marathons. Dr. Duong has volunteered with the retinal screening team at the Children’s with Type I Diabetes held annually in Florida for the last 4 years.

Select publications:

  • Duong K, Chao C, Willcox M, Richdale K. Changes in Tear Inflammatory Mediators Following a Short Period of Daily and Overnight Silicone Hydrogel Lens Wear. Journal of Contact Lens Research and Science.
  • Gokhale M, Chao C, Richdale K, Jalbert I, Duong K. Non-invasive Objective and Contemporary Methods for Measuring Ocular Surface Inflammation in Soft Contact Lens Wearers – A Review. Contact Lens and Anterior Eye.
  • Duong K, Chao C, Willcox M, Richdale K. Tear Cytokine Concentrations Following a Short Period of Daily Wear and Extended Wear. Optom Vis Sci (2015).E-abstract 150098. (Paper Presentation at The American Academy of Optometry conference)
  • Duong K, Shah M, Ragan R, Szirth B. Evaluation of The Foveal Avascular Zone in Children with Type 1 Diabetes using OCTA. ARVO 2017 Poster.
  • Thangamathesvaran L, Duong K, Szirth B, Ganglion Cell Complex (GCC) Thickness in Type 1 Diabetics, a 36 Month Retrospective Study. ARVO 2017 Poster.
  • Richdale K, Chao C, Gokhale M, Duong K, Madigan M, Jalbert I, Golebiowski B, Willcox M. Sex, Tears and Contact Lenses. Poster presentation at the 2016 Tear Film and Ocular Surface conference

Clinical specialties/areas of expertise: Pediatrics and Myopia Control

If you are a clinician, in what UAB Eye Care clinic do you provide care?

  • Pediatrics
  • Myopia Control
  • Primary Care