Dr. David Browning is a board-certified ophthalmologist who focuses on vitreoretinal diseases and surgery, macular degeneration, and the retina in the Charlotte, NC and Concord, NC areas. He is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has authored and co-authored more than 135 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has written and edited three textbooks.

Dr. Browning earned his Bachelor's degree from Harvard University and later his PhD and medical degrees from Duke University. After completing his internship at Duke University Medical Center, he later completed his residency in ophthalmology at Duke Eye Center.

Dr. Browning practices in our SouthPark (6035 Fairview Road, Charlotte, NC) and Concord (645 Amalia Street NE, Concord, NC) offices. To make an appointment with him, call 704-295-3000. You can also request an appointment online or through myCEENTAchart.

Education & Fellowship

Harvard University, 1975

PhD and Medical
Duke University, 1980 and 1981, respectively

Duke University Medical Center, 1982

Ophthalmology, Duke Eye Center, 1985

Vitreoretinal diseases, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, 1986

Associations & Memberships

Board Certified by:
- American Board of Ophthalmology

Member of:
- American Board of Ophthalmology, Examiner and Mentor Examiner
- American Academy of Ophthalmology, Fellow
- American Ophthalmological Society
- Executive Editor of the American Journal of Ophthalmology and Editorial Board member of Retina


Charlotte Magazine Top Doctors, 2021-2022

Community Involvement

Dr. Browning has served at the Lion’s Eye Clinic of Charlotte for 35 years.

Dr. Browning has given continuing education talks including:

"Melanoma, Mecklenburg... and More"
"OCT Omnibus - Cases That Will Make You Sharper in Clinic"
"Screening for Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy in 2018"
"Retinal Cases with a Point”


Dr. Browning has authored and co-authored more than 135 papers in peer-reviewed journals including: Quantifying Conflict of Interest in the Choice of Anti-VEGF Agents

Browning DJ, Greenberg PB. Clinical Ophthalmology 2021:15 1403–1408

He is the author and editor of three textbooks including: Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine Retinopathy, published in 2014.

He has directed/participated in more than 35 clinical research trials and is currently enrolling patients in trials for treatments of diabetic retinopathy and vitreomacular traction syndrome.

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