It might be surprising that a field as seemingly specialized as ophthalmology could have several fellowship opportunities to specialize even further, but this is the reality. This extra training allows physicians to treat and operate on very different disease processes using equally diverse procedures. Ophthalmology fellowships are generally 1- to 2-year endeavors. Unlike many fields within medicine, completing fellowship training often does not mean limiting yourself only to that subspecialty area of practice. Many ophthalmologists who have completed fellowships choose to integrate that area of expertise into their practice of general ophthalmology.
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