- Apr 12, 2020
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Hi everyone, I'm going to be starting a radiology residency this upcoming summer. I have pretty terrible vision (~-10, -11) and have been wearing glasses for as long as I can remember. I had always dreamed of getting my vision corrected when I was able to. It's not so much about style or convenience, but the glasses are a lifelong burden that has gotten more expensive, thicker, and cumbersome over time and I genuinely cannot imagine dealing with it forever. After matching to radiology residency, I am more concerned that I will be taking too much of a risk with things like corneal ectasia, blurred vision, decreased contrast sensitivity etc. To top it off, a couple of the ophthalmologists I have suggested that I am not a good candidate (due to increased risk of ectasia), but other ones (equally reputable) have said it can be done. I don't know if I'm crazy for keeping the hope alive after all of that, but I just wanted to get some of your thoughts on whether I should consider any sort of corrective surgery during or after residency? Does anyone have any knowledge or experience of residents in any field who have done this?