According to Malcolm Gladwell in his book “Outliers” it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become highly skilled at an activity. This is true with all aspects of eye surgery. Dr. DeBry is a very busy and successful surgeon and studies show that complication rates are lower in surgeons who do the most cases. In his 10 years doing cataract surgery in Las Vegas he has done over 8,000 eye surgeries and laser treatments. According to the Nevada donor network, he is the number one surgeon, using more corneal tissue per year than any other doctor in the area.
“At the end of a day in surgery I sometimes feel exhausted. It is mentally and physically taxing because you want to give each patient and each procedure your best performance. It is all worth it the next day when I get to see the smiles and hear the excitement in post-op patients who are seeing better than they have since they were teenagers.”
– Dr. Peter DeBry