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Ophthalmologist as a profession: The most important things in brief

We have all been a patient in the past. Chances are high that we have also sat in an ophthalmologist’s office at some point. But what do ophthalmologists actually do? And what does their day-to-day work look like? In this blog post, I clarify and share my experiences as an ophthalmologist in Zurich.


An ophthalmologist specializes in the sensory organ of the eye. Developmentally, the eye forms part of the brain, so as an ophthalmologist, I am also a specialized neurologist for the eye area, the optic pathways and the optic cortex of the brain. As an ophthalmologist in Zurich, I dealt with the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases, injuries and dysfunctions of the eyes and their auxiliary organs. The determination of visual acuity and its possible correction is also part of the job of an ophthalmologist. This examination is necessary, for example, for the driving test.


Specialized ophthalmologist in Zurich

As a specialist in ophthalmology and eye surgery, I also perform surgical and operative procedures in my practice in Zurich. This includes, for example, the increasingly popular procedure of lens implantation. Laser eye surgery has also been a frequently performed procedure for some time. The majority of procedures are performed to improve the quality of vision.


Everyday life as an ophthalmologist

The daily routine as an ophthalmologist is very diverse and varies depending on the area of specialization. Most of the time, however, it is the consultations with patients. The examinations and routine checks, for example in the case of glaucoma, also take up several hours. Surgical interventions are usually the most time-consuming, but they take place less frequently than examinations and consultation hours. Of course, emergencies are also part of the equation, which can turn the originally planned daily schedule upside down. Flexibility and a cool head are required.


Why become an ophthalmologist?

The answer is simple: as an ophthalmologist, you help people. The demand for specialized professionals is high and will continue to grow as more and more people suffer from eye diseases. If you have an understanding of the natural sciences, analytical skills and social competence, then the profession could also be your calling.


Do you have any questions about the profession of ophthalmologist or would you like to arrange an initial meeting with me? We look forward to hearing from you.