David Dulany, MD, Co-Founder of Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, Passes Away


PHOENIX—David Dulaney, MD, one of the founding partners of Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, passed away on Nov. 30, 2013. He had just turned 76 years old. Prior to retiring from the practice in 2006, Dulaney was a trailblazer in the field of ophthalmology, being among the first in the U.S. to perform lasik and to use the implantable contact lens, and being among the first in Arizona to use a YAG laser and develop an ambulatory surgery center for eye surgery.

Almost 30 years ago, he founded the Dulaney Foundation to provide continuing medical education to ophthalmologists, and he started the Dulaney Aspen Meeting, which evolved into the American-European Congress for Ophthalmic Surgery Winter Meeting for innovators in anterior segment surgery. An online memorial has been created for family, friends and colleagues to share memories about Dr. Dulaney.

The practice he helped to create began as a merger between two ophthalmic competitors more than 35 years ago and has steadily grown to 14 locations throughout Arizona. Barnet Dulaney Perkins was profiled in the Sept. 4, 2013 edition  of Vision Monday’s e-newsletter “dba: Doing Business in Optical’s Local Markets.”