Greek ophthalmology residents complain of undertraining, seek opportunities abroad

Ljubljana, SLOVENIA — Ophthalmology residents in Greece are not satisfied with the level of training they receive and are determined to seek opportunities abroad to improve their surgical skills, according to a survey. According to Lampros Lamprogiannis, MD, ophthalmology resident at the University of Thessaloniki, the current economic crisis has affected the availability and quality of training. “We suffer from lack of equipment, malfunction, overload and shortage of specialists who have the time for teaching,” he said at the winter meeting of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.