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From the Editors | Mar/Apr '22

Outside the White Coat

Ophthalmologists today fulfill many roles, professionally and personally. Beyond what we do in the clinic and the OR, we manage practices, we educate students and peers, we collaborate with industry, we innovate to turn our ideas into reality, we conduct research and publish our outcomes, we host podcasts to voice diverse perspectives—the list goes on.

Outside the office, these interests converge with our personal passions, with who we are outside our white coats. Today, that is becoming less of a dichotomy, as ophthalmologists work to be more open about their personal selves, to merge elements of their work life and home life, and to celebrate—and post about—what makes us, us.

This issue of MillennialEYE taps into some of the different roles our contributors fill in conjunction to being ophthalmologists. Gone are the days when we had to distinctly separate the two, and the more we share our own experiences, the more relatable we are to one another and to our patients and the smoother the path for those entering the great field of ophthalmology behind us.