Why I choose to become an Eye Surgeon

Why I choose to become an Eye Surgeon

By Mr Alex J Shortt

So, the reason I decided to become an Eye Surgeon was because of a personal experience when I was seven years old, I had a great aunt who lost her vision to diabetes and it turned out that the reason she lost her vision was severe cataracts related to diabetes.  So, when I was seven I witnessed her go into hospital and have cataract surgery and this had a really profound effect on her and on our family and this left me absolutely in awe of what an impact that giving someone’s sight back and even performing as straightforward an operation as cataract surgery can help someone.