An ophthalmologist is a professional who deals with the diseases and surgery of the visual pathways, including the eye and brain.
It should be kept in mind that an ophthalmologist is a right and competent person to consult with some problems with the eyes. Only one ophthalmologist can determine any medicines for eye diseases or do corrective surgery.
- Diplomate of National Board of Examination (DNB) Ophthalmology (3 Years)
- Diplomate of National Board – 2 years Postdoctoral Vitreoretinal Fellowship
- Fellowship in General Ophthalmology, Cornea, Uvea, Oculoplastis, Glaucoma and, Vitreoretinal – Session starts April & Oct every Year
- Ph D Programmes in Ophthalmology, Biochemistry & Microbiology affiliated to Tamil Nadu Dr M G R Medical University, Chennai
To become a qualified ophthalmologist, one should complete his/her MBBS degree first, and then go for post-graduation in Ophthalmology. The degrees are Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Master of Surgery (M.S.) and Diploma in Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery (DOMS).Concurrent training and work experience are in the form of Junior residency in a medical college under the supervision of an experienced faculty who is known as internship. Further work experience as fellowship, registrar or senior resident refines the skills of the surgeons of these eyes.
Ophthalmology, a special branch of medicine has enough career prospects. Opening jobs are in government and private hospitals, health centers, health departments and NGOs. As an ophthalmologist, you can apply for a joint medical service entrance examination conducted by UPSC for the position of senior specialist of ophthalmologist or ophthalmology. Apart from this, the state health service entrance examination is conducted by commissioning related state provincial services. As an ophthalmologist in army, air force or navy, it can also be involved in defense services.
In government and private hospitals, ophthalmologists can earn anywhere between 20,000 rupees – 30,000 rupees per month except for other benefits and benefits.
Apart from salaried jobs, anyone can start their own private clinic where the income is likely to be high. With a personal exercise, an ophthalmologist could earn Rs 2,000 per day on the basis of his skill and popularity.
Important institutes and colleges offering courses in Ophthalmology
- All India Institute of Medical Sciences
18, College Road, Nungambakkam,
Chennai – 600 006, Tamil Nadu, India
Ph no. 91-044-28271616 (12 lines)
Fax No. 91-044-28254180
- L V Prasad Eye Institute
Kallam Anji Reddy Campus,
L V Prasad Marg, Banjara Hills,
Hyderabad 500 034
Andhra Pradesh, India
Telephone: 91 40 3061 2345 (30 Channels)
Fax: 91 40 2354 8271
Courses Offered: Long term and short-term programs in Ophthalmology
Note : For your reference we are giving you a state-wise list of medical colleges in India. Please click on the links given below to find list of medical institutes in that particular state/UT/city.