Ophthalmology is a department of medicine which deals with analysis and diseases related to sight and visible system. Those who are expert in this field are called as Eye specialists. The opthalmologist mostly act as both general practitioner and surgeon. Ophthalmologists are skilled to use an extensive range of medical equipments which are used for cure and diagnosis of ophthalmic problems that include ophthalmoscopes, lasers, microscope, retinoscopes, etc.
Few training offered under Ophthalmology: -
Doctor of Medicine in Ophthalmology
Diploma in Ophthalmology
Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology
Master of Science in Ophthalmology
Master of Surgery in Ophthalmology
Master of Philosophy in Ophthalmology
Doctor of Philosophy Program in Ophthalmology
Postgraduate Certificate program in Clinical Ophthalmology
Postgraduate Diploma in Ophthalmology
For admission into master’s degree one must have completed his bachelor's degree in relevant field from a MCI recognized university or equivalent. Usually the duration of the course is 2 years.
The student must have passed M.B.B.S/BDS course from any recognized institution. Some institutes might also need the rank obtained in entrance examination. The duration of the course is 3 years.
Pay Package: -
For a fresher in ophthalmology working under government hospitals can start earning in between Rs.15,000 to Rs. 25,000 per month excluding other perks and benefits. Private sector hospitals offer very high pay which ranges from Rs.25,000 to Rs. 40,000 per month.