"...Anesthesiologists, facing competition from nurse anesthetists and Medicare cutbacks, were down by 5 percent, to $309,000. Ophthalmologists were up by 9 percent, to $270,000, but have not recovered from earlier cuts for procedures like cataract surgery
, sped up by technology."
Hmm, tough competition from CRNA, and only 5% salary down. That is lot of salary downgrade.