This question has been on my mind since I became motivated to go into medicine. I have had a permanently detached retina in my left eye since birth, leaving me completely single-sighted. I do have 20-20 vision in my right eye, and feel I have adapted with this mono-vision quite well. I actually went on to become our varsity quarterback and point guard in high school (with proper eye protection, of course), so it hasn't been a deterrent for me this far. However, I am barred from entering any sort of military service because of it. I was wondering, will this also hurt my chances of becoming a surgeon? Orthopedic surgery is an interest of mine, however I am trying my best to avoid narrowing my scope too early and would like to explore other areas, both surgically and non-surgical. I would really appreciate your thoughts! Thank you in advance!