I am an eye surgeon, a.k.a. ophthalmologist. That means I have gone to medical school and then on to a residency where the skills of eye care are learned. The year 2000 was a big year for our world and for me. That was when I finished my residency. Whew! 12 years after high school; 24 grades with no time off (other than summers for a while). A long run it was and I was nearly 30.
I had been planning on moving with my family to Mombasa, Kenya to assume a leadership role in an eye hospital. One thing remained though and that was to become certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Once that was done I would be off to Africa!
An opportunity became available at the Medical College of Georgia where I had done my residency. I became the first general ophthalmologist at this institution with the notion of working there for 2-3 years, getting board certified, gaining experience and then making the big move.
Well, the board certification worked out. The experience came about, but the main opportunity for which I had been aiming in Kenya took a turn for the worse. So, I stayed on the staff. What is up with this site? Well, I love computers and administration type things. I manage the websites for the department of Ophthalmology, I run the residency program and teach a lot of cataract surgery and general ophthalmology. In August of 2016 I started this new blog because I wanted to share some of my thoughts and notions about eye care and other things surrounding that.
Some of this will be an educational site, opinion, teaching.
…by the way…this site is not sanctioned or supported by the Medical College of Georgia which is now a division of Augusta University. I fund this site and moderate what is included here.
…my other sites include:
www.laneulrich.com »» My main blog where I post lessons I teach at church, ponderings of things and my drone photography
www.aueyes.org »» The residency program where we are training future ophthalmologists
www.culverVDI.org »» The Culver Vision Discovery Institute: The eye research arm of Augusta University