It’s July—which means it’s time to welcome the newest group of medical school graduates as they begin their ophthalmic training at programs across the country. To our newest trainees: what attracted you to the specialty ophthalmology? And for those already in practice, what do you love most about the profession? For American Board of Ophthalmology Diplomate Charles C. Wykoff, M.D., Ph.D., it’s the possibility of restoring sight. In a recent piece for Medscape, he explains:
For me, one of ophthalmology's most exciting aspects is the possibility of restoring sight, both in the future but also very much in the present. For example, excellent medical and surgical interventions are available today that in many circumstances can improve patients' visual function, such as cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, macular hole closure, and retinal detachment repair. There is impressive technology behind these and other interventions.
Read Dr. Wykoff’s full post here: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/876437. Then, in the comments below, tell us your thoughts on what makes ophthalmology rewarding.