At every level of experience, most ophthalmologists can name at least one individual who facilitated their professional and/or personal development. Education is a collaborative process. In fact, MillennialEYE was founded on this very principle. In keeping with the connectedness of its audience, ME is designed to serve as an educational community—a place where anyone can teach, and anyone can learn.
In this issue, three ophthalmologists share their experiences implementing SMILE, corneal crosslinking, and microinvasive glaucoma surgery. Introducing a new surgical technique into practice requires intense study and due diligence—a deep dive into the peer-reviewed literature, an analytical look at one’s practice, mastery of new surgical skills, and so on. Here, sticking to its communal roots, ME facilitates in the sharing of a few firsthand accounts.
While reading, remember that experiences will vary, and one size rarely fits all. However, one fact remains: Expanding our surgical skill sets for the benefit of our patients is almost always a journey worth taking. And most often, you won’t have to go it alone.