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Subspecialties Business and Innovation, Cornea / Ocular Surface, Retina, Professional Development

Channeling Your Creativity

Every innovation should be preceded by a need. As with most surgeons, I always contemplate the wants and needs of my patients: how can their safety be enhanced? How can we make them more comfortable? Can their surgery be performed more efficiently or effectively? Such questions have motivated me to embark upon journeys of creativity, invention, and – to overcome inevitable hurdles – learning opportunities. Ultimately (or hopefully!), no matter how rocky the road, the destination is an innovation that fulfils the original need.

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Salman Waqar

Consultant ophthalmic surgeon at the Royal Eye Infirmary in Plymouth, UK.

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