In the learning curve of cataract surgery, for most ophthalmologists case 500 is half-way up the learning curve. While you may do 150 or 250 or more cataract surgeries during your residency, beware of a false sense of confidence. Stay humble, young doctors and keep learning. Case 250 is an important milestone and at this level you should be able to perform cataract surgery for routine cases in a safe and efficient manner. This surgeon does a great job at case 250 and if you are at this level, rest assured that you are doing quite well. There is still so much to learn but you are off to a great start and the future is bright. How do you compare?