About 32 percent of ophthalmologists have seen their income affected by competition in the last year, according to Medscape's 2023 "Ophthalmologist Compensation Report."
The majority of competition comes from non-physician practitioners, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
What competition is affecting ophthalmologist income:
Note: Survey respondents could choose more than one option. About 67 percent of respondents reported no effect on income.
1. Non-physician practitioners: 21 percent
2. Other: 11 percent
3. Physicians or insurers doing telemedicine: 5 percent
4. Minute Clinics and big-box store medical clinics: 1 percent