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how good willyour eye vision have to be to become a retinal eye surgeon?

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Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Correctable to 20/20: If the vision is normal (correctable to 20/20 with normal depth perception and no blind spots or visual field defects), this should not limit a persons ability to become a retinal surgeon. The 12 years of training is important, too :).
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Retinal Surgery 19 years experience
Good: One needs good (20/20) vision in each eye, and both eyes have to work well together for good depth perception (stereopsis).

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A 39-year-old member asked:

How good does your eye vision have to be to in order to become a retinal eye surgeon?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Very good: Retinal surgeons have to identify tiny differences in pathology on the back of the eye which requires excellent acuity as well as normal stereoacuity. So a retinal surgeon with poor vision, even in one eye, could not surgically function safely.

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