Creativity and innovation require thinking outside the box

PARIS — In 1889, Charles Holland Duell, commissioner of patents, stated that the U.S. patent office would soon shrink in size and eventually close because “everything that can be invented has been invented.” He could not be more wrong, judging from the steady increase of patents over time. With this anecdote, Ehud Assia, MD, introduced his Binkhorst Medal lecture during the opening ceremony of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons meeting.
“Thinking outside the box” was the leitmotif and core message of his lecture and has been the (Read more...)

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