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Why did you choose to specialize in ophthalmology?

I originally wanted to go into dermatology, as I had been suffering from severe acne – the reason I chose to study medicine in the first place – but there were already too many doctors in Germany by the time I finished my thesis. I had no chance of getting a residency in dermatology. Ophthalmology had always been an alternative for me as I had been wearing contact lenses for several years and liked the complexity of the human eye. Nevertheless, I still like dermatopathology and I can imagine assisting part-time in a laboratory when I retire.

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