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David L. Sappenfield, M.D.


Location(s): North Durham, Cary, Roxboro

David L. Sappenfield, M.D., a board-certified specialist in diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous, joined North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat in 1989. Dr. Sappenfield is planning to retire in June of 2024.

Dr. Sappenfield grew up in Fayetteville, NC, and attended Davidson College, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed an internal medicine internship.

Dr. Sappenfiled completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, and received his subspecialty training at the Foundation for Retinal Research in New Orleans, LA.

His areas of expertise include care/management of macular degeneration, macular edema, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, macular pucker, macular hole, and retinal vein occlusion.

Dr. Sappenfield enjoys computers, classic Ford Mustang restoration, car repair, travel, and general tinkering.