DR. SALMAN WAQAR
I completed my 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 I passed the MRCSEd (General Surgery) examination. I then completed seven years of specialist ophthalmic training on the south-west rotation (Devon and Cornwall), followed by a one-year sub-specialty glaucoma fellowship in Exeter. In the United Kingdom I have worked as a consultant ophthalmologist at the Royal Eye Infirmary Plymouth, the Medical Eye Clinic Exeter, Nuffield Health Plymouth and with Newmedica. My current appointment is as a consultant ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and hold memberships with the United Kingdom and Eire Glaucoma Society and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. I also hold a License to Practice with the General Medical Council (UK) and am on the Specialist Register. Other professional registrations include with the Dubai Healthcare Authority, Dubai Healthcare City and the Department of Health Abu Dhabi.
I have published over 20 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and present regularly at national and international meetings.
My clinical areas of expertise include diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of general and acute ophthalmic conditions. I specialise 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.
My academic interests include using virtual reality simulation to investigate surgeon performance and the development of innovative surgical instruments to improve patient safety. I have worked as an Honorary Fellow with Plymouth University (United Kingdom), where I was involved in training the doctors and surgeons of our future and was nominated for a regional Trainer of the Year Award. I now continue this work with UAE’s leading university, the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, as Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in Ophthalmology.
Outside of work I am an aspiring author, keen reader, enthusiastic swimmer and triathlete, like playing squash and enjoy exploring new walks.