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Dawn Sim

The Power List 2020 – Power List


Director of Telemedicine and Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK

Your three wishes?

Emails are only allowed for a maximum of 1 hour per day. More time allocated for each patient in clinic. Meetings lasting no more than 30 minutes

Piece of advice for your younger self?    

Be less anxious and exercise more. It all works out at the end.

The most unexpected turn your career took?

My initial aspiration was to become a strabismologist. I really liked strabismus surgery, especially the newer transpositional procedures for complex cases. I still enjoy thinking and reading around the field even though I no longer encounter it in the day to day. I tell residents and fellows that I was led astray by the OCT and the rapid pace in which diagnostic imaging was developing in ophthalmology, which landed me in sub-specialty training of medical retina. My current focus on telemedicine was a natural next step. I feel that it is the intersection of hardware, software and AI that will make eye care universally accessible and useful for everyone.


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