UNC Ophthalmology and the Kittner Eye Center have again been named Best of Chapel Hill in an annual readers’ survey. July 9, 2019 By David Mills UNC Ophthalmology and the Kittner Eye Center have again been named Best of Chapel Hill in an annual readers’ survey. Read Story Filed Under: Categories: News More from Department of Ophthalmology UNC Ophthalmology welcomes Val Chen, M.D., to its Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service at Kittner Eye Center. To make an appointment with Dr. Chen, call 984-974-2020. Dr. O’Rese Knight is the recipient of the 2019 Foundation Phase Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, conveyed by the Whitehead Medical Society of the University of North Carolina. Dr. Don Budenz, Chair of UNC Ophthalmology, recently completed a mission trip to Ghana, West Africa, to examine patients and perform glaucoma surgery. Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. The highest incidence of glaucoma in the world is in West Africa.