Waqar, Mr S
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Qualifications: M.B.B.S, FRCOphth
Mr. Salman Waqar gained his basic medical qualification (MBBS) from Rawalpindi Medical College (University of Health Sciences) Pakistan in 2005. This was complimented by two years of Foundation training in north-east England and a year of work in cardiothoracic surgery in Sheffield, where he passed the MRCSEd (General Surgery) examination. He then completed seven years of specialist ophthalmic training on the south-west rotation (Devon and Cornwall),followed by a one year sub-speciality glaucoma fellowship in Exeter.
He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and holds memberships of the United Kingdom and Eire Glaucoma Society and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He has published over 20 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals and presented at many national and international meetings.
Outside of work he is an aspiring author, keen reader, enthusiastic swimmer, likes playing squash and enjoys exploring new walks in Dartmoor.
Areas of expertise:
His clinical areas of expertise include diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of general and acute ophthalmic conditions. He specialises in the medical, laser and surgical treatment of Glaucoma (including minimally invasive glaucoma implants and aqueous shunt surgery), along with sutureless micro-incision cataract surgery.
His academic interests include using virtual reality simulation to investigate surgeon performance and the development of innovative surgical instruments to improve patient safety.
Royal Eye Infirmary
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Secretary: 01752 439361