An important stepping stone in my career

Louise Ramsköld Cabaça from Sweden, overall winner 2019

Dermot McGrath

Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2019

In Sweden, taking the EBO examination is optional but sitting it was a long-term goal of mine. I view it as an important stepping stone in my career in ophthalmology and a way to receive international recognition for the training that I have undertaken.

I was overjoyed to win the highest overall score award, especially as I was 34 weeks pregnant and didn’t feel like I was quite able to perform to my own personal standards.

Currently, I am embarking on a career in ocular oncology, which I find truly fascinating and rewarding on both a personal and professional level. It has a wonderful mixture of clinical work, theatre time and research, which allows me to continuously challenge myself and develop in several areas. I have also started a PhD in retinoblastoma to further deepen my involvement in research alongside my clinical work.