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Sustainability in the Operating Room

Surveys of Ophthalmologists

Surveys of ophthalmologists have demonstrated substantial concern about ophthalmology’s impact on global warming. 

Results From Surveys of Ophthalmologists

More than 90% of survey respondents believe that OR waste is excessive, and a similar proportion wanted their medical societies to advocate for reducing surgery’s carbon footprint. Physicians have reported a lack of efforts to make ophthalmology more sustainable, and over 50% have stated that they would consider moving their surgeries to surgical centers with more sustainable practices.

This section includes the results from surveys of ophthalmologists from the United States, New Zealand, and Australia

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