For 22 years, David Epstein was chair and beloved leader of Duke Ophthalmology. His energy was a driving force behind the construction of the Duke Eye Center in 2005 and the funding and construction of the new Hudson Building, a 116,000-square-foot addition to the Eye Center that opened in 2015. When Epstein died unexpectedly in March, it was thought that the tremendous momentum of the ophthalmology program might slow. So The Duke Endowment stepped in with a $4 million gift to fund a professorship for Epstein’s successor and expendable money for the search. This will help ensure strong leadership for the Eye Center—leadership worthy of following in Epstein’s footsteps.