Dear Patients and Friends,
Ophthalmology is a magical field where you can plant seeds of happiness. Nothing can be more precious than to see our beautiful world with your own eyes. For most of my patients “to see” literally means “to live.” It gives me great satisfaction whenever I can give back this beautiful world to one of my patients so that they can appreciate it with their own eyes.
From the time I was a young girl, my mother instilled the love of medicine in me. She herself went a long way, rising from working as an ophthalmologist at a local health center to becoming head of the ophthalmology department of a regional hospital. She personally created and monitored ophthalmology divisions in a number of hospitals and mentored several dozen doctors, medical residents, and nurses. She has always been my role model, my best teacher, and my most critical judge.
Dedicating her life to medicine, she worked long and hectic hours, and would often take me with her to work. As a result, I feel like I grew up in the ophthalmology department of my mother’s hospital, observing and learning a doctor’s life from the inside. It is no wonder I never had to think twice about which profession to choose when the time called for it; I only pictured myself being an ophthalmologist.