Meet Dr. Yan Xu, who is the latest addition to join the New Vision Eye Clinic team. Dr. Xu specializes in visual optics, especially for children. This includes the practice and treatment of strabismus and amblyopia, pediatric ophthalmology and optometry, ocular surface diseases, cataract, glaucoma, and diseases of the retina. Dr. Xu has over 18 years of clinic experience, has published over 15 academic papers, and has also succeeded in having her research results patented.

What made you decide to become an eye doctor?

Working in ophthalmology is very challenging. Slit lamps, small needles and fine sutures are all indications that eye doctors aim for 100% perfect. My daily work brings me joy and makes me feel like an artist.

What is the best part of your job?

The happiest part of my job is improving children’s vision step by step during therapy. I love to see their clear and smiling eyes – but it’s a pity that so many children’s eye diseases (such as a squint or “lazy eye”) are ignored because of their parents’ lack of knowledge.

Can you describe your education briefly?

I graduated from the Second Military Medical University, and got my PhD from Shanghai Jiaotong University’s School of Medicine.

Can you describe your main area of specialization?

I specialize in visual optics, especially for children.

What led your to specialise in this area / how did you develop this particular interest?

Children are the future of a country, and of the world. It is my hope that every child has a pair of bright eyes.

What are the most important qualities for an eye doctor to have?

Patience, prudence, and a caring nature are the essential qualities of an eye doctor. Children and elderly people are major patients in eye clinics, and there should be lots of patience and love for them during therapy and procedures. Examinations and surgeries in the ophthalmology department are far too delicate for carelessness.

This is part of a series of interviews with New Vision Eye Clinic’s ophthalmologists, eye doctors and ophthalmic surgeons.

Dr. Yan Xu is a Senior Ophthalmology Consultant at New Vision Eye Clinic. Dr. Xu specializes in visual optics, especially for children. We are very pleased to welcome her to the New Vision Eye Clinic team of exceptional and professional doctors..

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