Guide me through the work life of an ophthalmology intern at Kaiser Permanente!

Guide me through the work life of an ophthalmology intern at Kaiser Permanente!
2018-10-30T22:44:44Z 1
2018-10-30T22:44:44Z

Former Ophthalmology Intern at Kaiser Permanente

almost 2 years ago
I never knew how busy working in the Ophthalmology department would be! There are patients constantly back to back! At Kaiser, the Ophthalmology department separates into two parts with clinic in the morning and surgeries in the afternoon. During the clinic, the ophthalmologist would see patients with different types of eye illness and then tell the patient the "stage" that their illness has progressed to and whether a consultation is needed for surgery. During the surgeries in the afternoon, the ophthalmologist and I would wear scrubs and go into a surgery room in which the nurses and medical assistants have already prepared the surgery room with the all proper equipment needed. Then the surgery would proceed and I would stand by and watch and make sure to not touch anything as everything is sterilized! This is super important because if you touch something, you will infect it and will cause the material to need to be replaced!
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