I spent the first chapter of my life in Mauritius, a small island not too far from South Africa. Interestingly, Mauritius has been one of the top ten countries with the highest prevalence of diabetes for quite some time. The main reason for this is that people don't tend to percieve that the disease is a problem until it is too late.
I moved to the UK for university: preclinical medicine at University College, Oxford and clinical years at Royal Free and University College Medical School, London. Ophthalmology took my fancy and the bulk of my vitreoretinal training was in the West Midlands.
It is strange how you leave a country where diabetes is rife and end up operating on advanced diabetic retinopathy...
Qualifications: MBBS (Lond); MA (Oxon); FRCOphth