How much do ophthalmologists make?

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This greatly varies depending on the setting you practice in. Academic and military physicians usually make half to two-thirds of what private practicing ophthalmologist can make. If one is in a practice that owns an ambulatory surgical center, then the earning potential is higher because these physicians bill for both the surgery and the use of the surgical center. more
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