Is cornea or glaucoma better for community practice?


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Merlin0082

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Please feel free to write any details on your opinion. Thanks!
 

Rhexis

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Depends what you mean by better for community practice. Both let you do a ton of comprehensive. Glaucoma is much more in demand, so I guess it would be better if you were just looking based on job availability and demand.
 
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docta9

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What's the definition of better? Popularity? Prestige? Money?Let's say it's money. Cornea can mean a big refractive surgery practice. Glaucoma can mean lifelong follow-up. Both could mean no referrals except for tough cases. Both could mean many referrals.

As far as the poll, why not "other (please specify)"? I specify hedge fund manager or blogger (could be ophthalmology blogger, travel blogger, lifestyle column blogger, etc.).
 

DrZeke

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What's the definition of better? Popularity? Prestige? Money?Let's say it's money. Cornea can mean a big refractive surgery practice. Glaucoma can mean lifelong follow-up. Both could mean no referrals except for tough cases. Both could mean many referrals.

As far as the poll, why not "other (please specify)"? I specify hedge fund manager or blogger (could be ophthalmology blogger, travel blogger, lifestyle column blogger, etc.).
You don't need a cornea fellowship to build a refractive surgery practice
 

LightBox

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You don't need a cornea fellowship to build a refractive surgery practice
Especially when most cornea fellowships barely have any refractive surgery exposure. I don't count 15 patients during one year as real refractive surgery exposure :)
 
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DrZeke

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Especially when most cornea fellowships barely have any refractive surgery exposure. I don't count 15 patients during one year as real refractive surgery exposure :)
Heard this many times.