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Subspecialties Professional Development, Cornea/Ocular Surface, Refractive

Ignore the “Gurus” and Follow the Evidence

What gets you going in terms of research?

It’s really curiosity that motivates me – asking a question or encountering a problem, and then going out there to find the solution. I have a considerable dislike for dogmatic thinking and process and confess that when I find flaws, I do challenge them using fundamentals as a basis. The use of trifocal diffractive lenses in post corneal laser surgery patients is one example; it is something that some “gurus” say should not be done as the corneal and lens optics are not compatible with each other. But we perform this in carefully selected cases – with phenomenal outcomes.

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Sheraz Daya

Daya is Medical Director of the Centre for Sight, East Grinstead, UK. He was amongst the first in the UK to perform LASIK, and he has pioneered a number of corneal and anterior segment techniques and invented several ophthalmic instruments. Daya was voted to the 2018 Power List.

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