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Can a physicians assistant be specialized in ophthalmology?

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Dr. Mark Golden
40 years experience in Ophthalmology
Physician assistants: Duties of physician assistant is dependent on the laws of each state. Most pa's working in ophthalmology would be working in close conjunction with a team of ophthalmologists. Typical duties may include part of the examination or assisting in surgery.
Answered on Oct 8, 2017
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Dr. Daniel Schainholz
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Realistically, a paramedical interested in the eyes usually goes to a school of optometry. The surgical field in ophthalmology rarely requires an extra pair of hands, and when it does, another ophthalmologist is preferable.
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