I have worked in 3 sub-specialties, Cornea and External Diseases, Retina and Vitreous, & Refractive Surgery of all kind: Lasik, PRK, ICL and more.
But my heart & soul is medical ophthalmology. I have trained over 100 residents and fellows since 1981 & I have always told them, "don't forget you are first an MD & a clinician, then a surgeon". With practice anybody can become a good surgeon. But to become an excellent clinician is the ultimate goal. And that is only achievable through hardship and care.