MR. 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. My current appointment is as a consultant ophthalmologist at the Royal Eye Infirmary, Plymouth.
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 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 am also an Honorary Fellow with Plymouth University, where I am involved in training the doctors and surgeons of our future and have been nominated for a regional Trainer of the Year Award.
Outside of work I am an aspiring author, keen reader, enthusiastic swimmer and triathlete, like playing squash and enjoy exploring new walks in Dartmoor.
To book a private appointment please contact my secretaries at:
Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital (Derriford Road, Plymouth, PL6 8BG)
Angela Vowden (01752 761814)
The Medical Eye Clinic (Glen House, Sigford Road, Marsh Barton Trading Estate, Exeter, EX2 8NL)
Tara Martin (01392 829436)