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How much variety do you see every day as an Opthalmologist?

I think that ophthalmology sounds really interesting, but I tend to get bored easily when I have to repeat the same things over and over. As an opthalmologist would I see many different types of interesting cases, or would it mostly be the same surgeries and routines every day?
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Dear Erin, that's the most repeated question I ever did to myself. I'm sure you know nowadays job is kind of repeating task. In ophthalmology, due to our occidental old population and to reduction of mortality we use to see most time old people pathologies. Task you're going to do as ophthalmologist is proportional to the age of your patients most of time and where they come from or where you are doing your work as doctor.

Ophthalmology is a huge area, you can work also as specialist of cornea, glaucoma (anterior area), you can choose posterior one (retina, humor vitreus, etc), eye motility, nervous pathways... there's so many ways to live ophthalmology. Also you can choose tho be surgeon, or not to practice this option.

In my experience (I use to dedicate my time to anterior area) I can tell you you could never forgive the rest of your medical lessons, there are rheumatic pathologies, traumatic, urgent, ulcers, infections, anatomical defects, opacities, degenerative diseases, congenital and acquired queratoconos, some of them are going to need transplant, the other ones need all you medical knowledge to find what causes them. Most frequent will be ocular cataracts, but curse of pathology never ends with a surgery. You will follow all your patients up to ensure evolution is correct.

Now two important things,

1) I only mentioned some of anterior area pathologies, remember I told you there are almost four more big areas in ophthalmology. Will you have enough to live "routine" ;) ?
2) My advise, If it helps you: Don't think twice if it likes you, repeating things is better if you're passionate with that and ophthalmology is a grate option.

I hope it helped. Good luck. Maybe see you around as ophthalmologist ;)
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