Glaucoma and Cataract Surgeon profile Micah W Rothstein, MD Video Transcript
My name is Micah Rothstein, and I am a glaucoma specialist here at the Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado. I started here in 2005; joined the group in 2005 as the only glaucoma specialist. As a glaucoma specialist, I see anybody from congenital glaucoma to a 102-year-old grandmother who has glaucoma. Initially when I was in medical school, I did not know what I wanted to do in terms of a field. I took an ophthalmology rotation as a medical student and saw a very fascinating case of a 12-year-old girl who was almost blinded by a fireworks injury in South Carolina. The surgeons there were able to restore her vision, and as soon as we were in the operating room there was one of those lightbulb “aha” moments as I was watching; I immediately became drawn to the field. I became a doctor because I really wanted to help people. Glaucoma is also a field where you can really establish relationships with people for a long period of time. I often see glaucoma patients more than their primary care physicians, so that is what drew me to glaucoma.