Degrees offered: B.E /B.Tech, B.O.T., B.Optom, B.Sc., B.Voc., D.M., Diploma

What is Ophthalmology

Courses taught in Ophthalmology entail the study of medicine which deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eyeball. Budding ophthalmologists are introduced to all kinds of medical and surgical eye problems and how to perform operations on eyes. Coursework covers the entire spectrum of eye care, including the prescription of glasses and contact lenses, medical treatment and complex microsurgery. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) is a 5.5-year programme. Furthermore, ophthalmologists in training are introduced to various facets of the eye such as corneal, glaucoma, retina, uvea, optic nerves and visual pathway. There is plenty of lab work involved, where doctors get to do practically and find out how exactly do things transpire and the best ways to administer medical treatment and carry out surgeries. You can do MS in Ophthalmology after finishing MBBS.

Eligibility Criteria


Candidates must have passed 10+2 with at least 50% marks in aggregate with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as core subjects. Independent entrance tests for UG programme (MBBS) are conducted by various state, central and private universities.


Candidates must hold a degree in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) after which they ought to have a good score in entrance tests held for MS in Ophthalmology conducted by various state, central and private universities.

Scope of Ophthalmology

  • There are jobs opening for ophthalmologists in both governments as well as private hospitals.
  • There are openings in the defence services as well, in the Army, Navy and the Air Force.

Some of the positions offered to them include:

Junior/Senior - Resident

Junior/Senior – Consultant

Product Specialist


Senior Neurologist

Assistant Professor

Associate Professor

Course Fee for Ophthalmology

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
24.12 K
B.Sc. in Ophthalmology at Global Open University, Dimapur
3.08 K
B.Optom in Ophthalmology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi
35.11 Lakhs
M.S. in Ophthalmology at Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal
4.80 Lakhs
B.Sc. in Ophthalmology at Dr MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai
36.00 K
M.Optom in Ophthalmology at CMJ University, Shillong
4.03 K
M.S. in Ophthalmology at Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur
1.80 Crores
M.S. in Ophthalmology at Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar
29.40 Lakhs
M.S. in Ophthalmology at Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar
Data not available
67.92 K
Ph.D in Ophthalmology at University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Data not available
67.92 K
Ph.D in Ophthalmology at University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
15.00 K
Diploma in Ophthalmology at CMJ University, Shillong
1.50 K
Diploma in Ophthalmology at Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College and Hospital, Gaya
75.00 Lakhs
Diploma in Ophthalmology at MGM Medical College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai
2.27 Lakhs
Diploma in Ophthalmology at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli

Questions related to Ophthalmology

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hello I got neet pg rank of 24315 and score of 603 and I belongs to obc category Will I get dnb ophthalmology? and which college I will get?

Singampalli sai rahul Student Expert 20th Mar, 2020
According to all India rank and preferred branch that is opthalmology colleges these are the best medical colleges you can get-
  • MGM Medical College and Hospital, Aurangabad
  • KMC - Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore
  • BLDE University
  • Sri Siddhartha Medical College - Sri Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education
  • Yenepoya
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research


How is pg ophthalmology here!? Will it able to manage when your from other state with language difficulties!?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 2nd Apr, 2020

Dhivya, you haven't mentioned the College you are enquiring about. Can you please help us with that? And irrespective of the State you are posted in, we do have English or Hindi as common languages across India and you should be fine. Agreed that in the initial days you might find it difficult to communicate in a local language but because you would be having your classmates who belong to the local State you might find them helpful. And to add on, due to Corona, the NEET PG counselling has been postponed. So this is the time to pick up few words and learn the language if you want to get into that College.


Can you please suggest good government medical colleges in India for M S Ophthalmology?

Suryashis Chakraborty 13th Mar, 2020

Hello Parvathy,

An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor (MD) or a doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) who specializes in eye and vision care. Ophthalmologists are trained to perform eye exams, diagnose and treat disease, prescribe medications and perform eye surger

Some of the best colleges for pursuing MS in Opthalmology are as follows:

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
  • Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
  • Grant Medical College, Mumbai
  • Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore
  • Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai
  • BJ Government Medical College, Pune
  • Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry
  • Madras Medical College, Chennai
  • Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad

Hope this helps you. We wish you the best for your future endeavours!



at 10130 rank in neet pg 2020 which will be best medical college for MS ophthalmology if i get it

Singampalli sai rahul Student Expert 10th Mar, 2020
Hello aspirant,

Based on your rank and preferred course that is Opthalmology these are the best colleges you can get-
  • Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research
  • Silchar Medical College And Hospital
  • Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College & KEM Hospital
  • Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Medical College, Raipur
  • AMU - Aligarh Muslim University
  • Osmania Medical College
  • Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal
  • Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal
  • Guwahati Medical College Hospital
  • Darbhanga Medical College, Lehriasarai
  • Regional Institute of Ophthalmology

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at 10130 rank in neet pg 2020 what is the channce of getting MS ophthalmology w

Rishu Gupta 8th Mar, 2020

Hey Anil ,

As per the rank obtained by you and previous year cutoff, you will get government and private colleges in ophthalmalogy. The college you get with the rank obtained by you are:

Silchar medical college and hospital

AMU Aligarh

Osamania medical college

Medical college and Hospital Kolkata

You can check your college predictor to know more about colleges you will get as per your rank obtained by you. The link is given below:


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