“The other day, an industry friend called me to say he wanted me to try a new phaco machine from a company just entering the space. Being someone who is always looking to improve my surgical technique and outcomes, I agreed. Well-known emotions soon overtook me: anxiety over trying something new, concern for the patient and about the outcome, and frustration over logistics. I have learned that these feelings are unavoidable if I want to stay on the cutting edge of refractive eye care. Even so, I have noticed that age, experience, and complacency can hinder my and others’ drive for experimentation and willingness to change patterns of behavior.”
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