Dr. Dawn Duss, MD

Dr. Dawn Duss, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 43
Dr. Dawn Duss, MD is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL and has been practicing for 12 years. She graduated from Medical College Of Pennsylvania in 2001 and specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and ophthalmology.Read her story

240 Ponte Vedra Park Dr # 202

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

Contact Information

(904) 425-5075

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • 3 More

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Extraocular Muscle Surgery
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more than 77% of peers

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Dr. Duss' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Duss "As the oldest girl in a family of 10 kids, I have always been comfortable with children. Caring for them comes naturally for me, and I am not easily overwhelmed by crying, shyness, developmental delay or inattention during an appointment. My clinic strives to be a place in which children feel safe and at ease. Our office features child friendly video games, movies and even audio books for the visually impaired. We have a quiet area set aside for the immuno-compromised, newborns and nursing mothers for privacy. My father once told me, "find something you love to learn about". I have been fortunate to enter a field that constantly astounds and amazes me. I am fearlessly passionate about pediatric Ophthalmology. I love what I do and take pride in providing exceptional eye care for the children of Northeast Florida. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Duss "Every minute of every day, the patient comes first.

I strive to be available at all times and care for your child as my own. "

2  Specialties

  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

64  Conditions Treated

  • Adult Strabismus
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Alternating Hyperphoria
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Cranial Nerve Disorders
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Papilledema
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Still's Disease
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Impairment
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23  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Dacryoadenectomy
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • ENT Surgery
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • NLD Probe
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Notre Dame
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Medical College Of Pennsylvania
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • New Jersey Medical School (UMDNJ)
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Emory University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Duss' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Duss to family and friends
18 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

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Dr. Duss' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I have been under the care of Dr. Duss for the better part of three years now and I must say I have never been more impressed with a doctor or the person behind the white coat. Dr. Duss has a special gift for helping patients with anxiety as well as in the operating theatre. She is truly a special...more
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Outstanding! She is a ball of dynamite - she is animated, upbeat and is great at explaining everything. She called me herself the afternoon after the surgery and since it was a weekend gave me a direct line to her in case I had any concerns.
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