Episode 50

OBA 50th Podcast Edition: Exploring Ophthalmology – Past, Present, and Future

by Ophthalmology Business Academy | November 1, 2023

Welcome to a special milestone on the Ophthalmology Business Podcast – our 50th episode! We owe this achievement to our incredible co-hosts and our loyal listeners who’ve been with us every step of the way.

In this episode, we pay tribute to the dedicated professionals in the field of ophthalmology. Come on board as we take you through the history, present, and future of ophthalmology with our four amazing co-hosts!

Discover the incredible evolution and what lies ahead.


  • 00:01:58Sarah: You’ve had a long and fulfilling career in ophthalmology, and you often mention that once someone enters this field, they rarely leave. What is it about ophthalmology that has made you so passionate about it? Could you share some of your personal insights into what makes this field so compelling?
  • 00:05:22Guido: As a Certified Ophthalmic Executive with many years of experience in the field, how have you observed the ophthalmology field evolve over the years, and in what ways have Certified Ophthalmic Executives (COEs) contributed to the advancement of ophthalmology?
  • 00:09:53Dr. Parikh: As a professor and private practice owner, what advice do you have for those thinking about the Clinical Fellowships and Advanced Training in ophthalmology?
  • 00:12:15Sarah: As a tribute to all COEs and COAs in the field, and given your active membership in ASCRS and ASOA, along with your recent appointment as the Operation Sight Program Manager at ASCRS Foundation, can you provide changes and developments you’ve witnessed in the administrative side of ophthalmology during your career?
  • 00:17:58Guido: As a technology leader who frequently explores how technology serves the field of ophthalmology, could you share some insights into the new trends and upcoming innovations that we can expect to see in the ophthalmology field in the near future?
  • 00:25:16 – Naren’s journey in Ophthalmology
  • 00:28:37 – Dr. Parikh, Ophthalmologists, with their remarkable commitment to eye health, are truly exceptional individuals. As a young ophthalmologist, Can you share your vision for the future of ophthalmology, driven by such extraordinary dedication and mindset?
  • 00:31:35 – A message or note of gratitude for our dedicated listeners and supporters

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