Quitting Ophtho and Switching to IM/FM
I am a PGY2 and 3.5 months into my residency, and I already feel like quitting. My program doesn't really give didactics and the amount of learning depends on my own study and clinical exposure, which greatly varies from resident to resident. I have started seeing patients on my own, and have been scolded for missing important red flag signs including retinal detachments. Not to mention I failed an ophtho exam which I took only 3 months into residency. I was also being gossiped behind my... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: vannas Tags: Ophthalmology: Eye Physicians & Surgeons Source Type: forums

What happened to medical journal quality?
DEFINE_ME In case anybody here reads this journal, this patient’s bilateral retinal detachments were not caused by her covid vaccine. I’m a retina specialist and retina specialists commonly see bilateral retinal detachments in young very high myopes like this. Her retinal images show predisposing risk factors like lattice degeneration and numerous retinal holes. There is no good reason to think that her covid vaccine was one of... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 1, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Dusn Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: forums

MCAT AAMC BB Section Bank #27
Which statement regarding STRA6-mediated retinol uptake is best supported by the passage? Retinol uptake activity by STRA6 is limited without the presence of intracellular binding proteins. The expression of STRA6 is likely to be higher in the liver than in target organs. Retinol uptake activity by STRA6 is accelerated when retinol is stored as intracellular retinol rather than as retinyl esters. Binding of holo-RBP to STRA6 is likely to have a Hill coefficient greater... MCAT AAMC BB Section Bank #27 (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 8, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Wow-Zero Tags: MCAT Study Question Q&A Source Type: forums

Retinal Coloboma
This might sound like a dumb question but I have poor vision in my left eye due to retinal coloboma, which cannot be fully corrected to 20/20. I am starting optometry school in the fall and was wondering if this could be a problem when learning things in labs and clinical settings. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: 2ndchanceopto Tags: Pre-Optometry Source Type: forums

Ophthalmoscope diopter difficulties
We covered the fundoscopic exam in our clinical skills course this week and I seemed to be the only person in my class who had this problem: When examining the retinal vasculature with a regular coaxial opthalmoscope, each student got to try on the same patient. Each of my peers had a diopter setting of about -1 to +1, and some with uncorrected vision reached the -3 to +3 range. I assumed this meant that the patient was not too nearsighted or farsighted. When I took my turn on the same... Ophthalmoscope diopter difficulties (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 28, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ya Walad Source Type: forums

Ophtho renumeration - the elephant in the room
Hi everyone, I am a junior ophthalmology resident in Canada and currently contemplating whether or not to do a fellowship. One thing I've noticed from some research and experience is the huge apparent differences in renumeration (OHIP billings) between different subspecialties - specifically that retina seems to bill on average 3-4 times the average ophthalmologist salary. As some of you may know, the province of BC (which recently lobbied to only let fellowship trained retinal specialist to... Ophtho renumeration - the elephant in the room (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: paging_dr Source Type: forums

Can someone tell me if this is a thing or not? (Medicine)
Thread Starter Can someone tell me if this is a thing or not? (Medicine) Follow 5 hours ago 5h ago ...
Source: The Student Room - November 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ecolier Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Opthalmoscopy for Internists
Question for PCPs and Hospitalists here Do you know of a general policy against Internists doing retinal exams? I know this is hospital specific and also individual specific (depending on how comfortable one may feel about things) Also I know the general consideration is internists dilating eyes and triggering angle closure glaucoma is a malpractice red flag. But I have a Panoptic opthalmoscope, know what I am doing (for basic things that we learn in med school). Besides the time sink... Opthalmoscopy for Internists (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 26, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: NewYorkDoctors Source Type: forums

What medical specialty is best for someone who is visually impaired?
Hi I'm considering a premed post baccalaureate program, but my vision isn't great (Corrected with glasses: 20/70 in my right eye and 20/400 in my left). I was diagnosed with congenital glaucoma and retinal detachment. I don't even drive a car as a result. If I were to get accepted to a medical school, what's the best specialty for me to practice with that kind of vision? Also could I do dentistry, PA, or RN as a substitute career option if I got rejected? Thanks (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: md52381 Source Type: forums