How is the variety of the work? What's the money like, on average, and the hours?
If you browse through the cases presented, then you'll gain some understanding what ophthalmologists see and do.How is the variety of the work?
Cataracts, refractive surgeries, glaucoma, diabetes, AMD, retinal detachments, strabismus, iritis/uveitis, ptosis/dermatochalasis, lid bumps (benign and malignant), and trauma.Originally posted by DireWolf
What are the "bread and butter" cases that a general ophthalmologist in private practice would see on a regular basis? As a resident, you probably get to see a little of everything. But in general private practice, what can you expect to see a lot?
General ophthalmologists follow and treat AMD, diabetics, and retinal tears/detachments. Retina docs usually deal with the more severe cases that require surgical intervention.Originally posted by jkin
How much of ophthalmology is strictly sent to a retina doc? Isn't the future (macular degeneration, blindness....) going to rely on the retina specialists?
Gee, I didn't realize "blindness" was the "future"Originally posted by jkin
How much of ophthalmology is strictly sent to a retina doc? Isn't the future (macular degeneration, blindness ....) going to rely on the retina specialists?