Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine which deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye. An ophthalmologist is a medically trained doctor, who commonly acts as both physician and surgeon. Ophthalmologists examine, diagnose and treat diseases and injuries in and around the eye. The course will be structured with time for didactic study and time for observation in clinic and operating room. Ophthalmology students will be encouraged to explore a topic more deeply by working on a library research project and presenting the results to his fellow students and residents.  Students will complete the Case Studies in Ophthalmology (text provided) during the course. They provide a full spectrum of care including routine eye exams, diagnosis and medical treatment of eye disorders and diseases, prescriptions for eye-glasses, surgery and management of eye problems that are caused by systemic illness.

Ophthalmologists have multiple career options. Central and state governments recruit ophthalmologists for hospitals run by them. Departmental hospitals run by Railways and Defence and hospitals run by PSU are also a good option available to ophthalmologists. However most of the ophthalmologists prefer private hospitals, nursing homes and clinics because of high pay packages.

Diploma in Ophthalmology – Course Profile

Basic Qualification or criteria:

  • Background academic performance in MBBS
  • Entrance examination comprising all the subjects of MBBS

Master of Surgery in Ophthalmology – Course Profile

Basic Qualification or criteria:

  • Background academic performance in MBBS
  • Entrance examination comprising all the subjects of MBBS

Experienced ophthalmologists also can start their own eye-clinics. Some of them also can work with NGOs, missionary hospitals and charitable hospitals. Highly qualified and experienced ophthalmologists can work as faculty in government and private medical colleges. They also can involve themselves in research activities of organizations like ICMR. There is huge demand for Indian ophthalmologists in abroad particularly in USA, UK, and Australia and Gulf countries.

List of Entrance Exams for Ophthalmology in India

  • Aligarh Muslim University Entrance Exam
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences Entrance Exam
  • All India Institute of Optometrical Sciences Entrance Exam
  • Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre Entrance Exam
  • Baba Farid University of Health Sciences Entrance Exam
  • Bangalore University Entrance Exam
  • Baraktullah University Entrance Exam
  • Bausch & Lomb School of Optometry Entrance Exam
  • Bharathiyar University Entrance Exam
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth University: College of Optometry Entrance Exam
  • Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University Entrance Exam
  • Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya Entrance Exam
  • Dibrugarh University Entrance Exam
  • Dr. NTR University of Medical Sciences, Vijayawada Entrance Exam
  • Elite School of Optometry (ESO) – Sankara Nethralaya Entrance Exam
  • Gujarat University Entrance Exam
  • Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University Entrance Exam
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College Entrance Exam
  • Kalyani University Entrance Exam
  • Kerala University Entrance Exam
  • Kolkata University Entrance Exam
  • Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital – M.G University Entrance Exam
  • Manipur University Entrance Exam
  • MGM Medical College Entrance Exam
  • Osmania Medical College Entrance Exam
  • P S G Institute of Medical Sciences Entrance Exam
  • Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences University Entrance Exam
  • Punjab University Entrance Exam
  • Rajahmuthiah Institute of Health Sciences – Annamalai University Entrance Exam
  • Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences Entrance Exam
  • Sardar Patel University Entrance Exam
  • Shri Prakash Institute of Optometry Entrance Exam
  • Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University Entrance Exam
  • The Manipal University Entrance Exam
  • The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University Entrance Exam
  • The University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS) – University Of Delhi Entrance Exam
  • Tripura University Entrance Exam
  • University of Andhra Entrance Exam
  • University of Calicut Entrance Exam
  • University of Lucknow Entrance Exam
  • University of Rajasthan Entrance Exam
  • West Bengal University of Health Sciences

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