Duane, Alexander (1858 - 1926)

Duane's syndrome

  • reduced or absent abduction of the eye
  • retraction of the globe and narrowing of the eyelid on adduction

Curriculum Vitae


American ophthalmologist with an interest in ocular motility
Born in Molone, New York
Medicine in the College of Physicians and Surgeons (now known as the Medical School of Columbia University)


Ophthalmology practice in New York
President of the American Ophthalmological Society 1924
Other interest:

             Medical lexicography

Book published:

Fuchs Textbook of Ophthalmology
Duane A (1905) Congenital deficiency of abduction, associated with impairment of adduction, retraction movements, contraction of the palpebral fissure and oblique movements of the eye. Arch Ophthalmol 34: 133
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