Dr. Lejka Vajzovic is an ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon with expertise in pediatric and adult retinal diseases and surgery. She specializes in complex retinal detachments, diabetic retinopathy, small-gauge surgery, macular degeneration, retinal vascular occlusion, macular edema, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, vitreomacular traction, retinopathy of prematurity, familial exudative vitreoretinopathy, Coats’ disease, incontinentia pigmenti and Stickler’s syndrome. Additionally, Dr. Vajzovic is a member of the Duke Pediatric Retina and Optic Nerve Center, with specific expertise and interest in advanced pediatric retinal surgery. She has received numerous prestigious honors and awards for excellence in clinical care and ophthalmology research including the Retina Society Fellowship Research Award, the Heed Ophthalmic Fellowship Award and the Society of Heed Fellows Award and the Knights Templar Eye Foundation Career Starter Research Award.
Dr. Vajzovic attended medical school at Mayo Clinic and completed an ophthalmic pathology fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. She attended Saint Louis University School of Medicine for an internal medicine internship and her ophthalmology residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.