I hate to belabor this topic, but I have seen the salary surveys, looked at starting salaries quoted on job posts, and talked to practicing opthalmologists about salary. I can't seem to get a good idea of what kind of money is being made by optho. I'll be starting my practice when I'm over 40yo so money is an issue when I think about paying back loans. Anybody give me a solid answer? Preferably someone who has first hand knowledge. Thanks.