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Subspecialties Cataract, Professional Development, Glaucoma

Keep Calm and Carry on Performing

Most know me as an ophthalmic surgeon. But outside the clinic I play keyboard in a band, and the experience has really influenced my surgical skills. Not only has it helped me strengthen the ability of my non-dominant hand, it has helped me when it comes to performing live surgeries.

Pretty much every surgeon, whether doing live events or presenting on the podium, gets a little nervous. Me too – I’m not immune to a bit of stage fright! Performing live on stage with my band and talking to the audience has definitely helped me learn that your approach is what matters.

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I. Paul Singh

I. Paul Singh is President of The Eye Centers of Racine & Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA. Singh reports that he is a consultant for Ellex.

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