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.
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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

UG

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.

PG

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.

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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

Physiotherapist

Senior Neurologist

Assistant Professor

Associate Professor

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COURSE SUBJECTS

  • Anatomy of Lids
  • Angle of Anterior Chamber
  • Cornea
  • Extra Ocular Muscles
  • Lacrimal Passage
  • Retina
  • Uveal Tract
  • Vitreous

COURSE LEVEL DETAILS

  • Course Fees
    Maximum Fees 5.76 Lakhs Sharda University, Greater Noida
    Minimum Fees 0.131 Lakhs Regional Institute of Paramedical and Nursing Sciences, Aizawl
    Degree Offered in UG
    M.B.B.S.
    B.Sc.
  • Course Fees
    Maximum Fees 120 Lakhs NIMS University, Jaipur
    Minimum Fees 0.04 Lakhs Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur
    Degree Offered in PG
    M.D.
    M.S.

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Maya Paul M 12 days ago

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Maya Paul MLast Seen: 13 hours 23 min agoJoined on: 19-Feb-2019Education Interest: MedicineEducation Level: In Graduation

I got rank 5076 , can I get Ms ophthalmology in South india

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Gautam Manohar 11 days ago

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Gautam ManoharLast Seen: 14 min 5 sec agoJoined on: 25-Oct-2017Education Interest: MedicineEducation Level: In Graduation
Hi there buddy,It is most likely that you can get your field of interest in south india itself,  For instance,based on the last year NEET PG Trend its seen that the candidate who scored rank of 5...Read More
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Surekha Mannem 20 days ago

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Surekha MannemLast Seen: 1 day 14 hours agoJoined on: 01-Feb-2019Education Interest: MedicineEducation Level: Graduate & Above

My all india neet pg 2019 rank is 30026..will i get an ophthalmology seat??

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Dr.Debtanu BanerjeeLast Seen: 2 days 19 hours agoJoined on: 26-Oct-2017Education Interest: MedicineEducation Level: In Graduation
With a rank of 30000 it is very difficult to get into MS ophthalmology seater even of diploma in ophthalmology of for that matter even a DNB in ophthalmology since all of these are respectively covere...Read More
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Ekta Shaw 28 days ago

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Ekta ShawLast Seen: 1 week 4 days agoJoined on: 05-Feb-2019Education Interest: MedicineEducation Level: Graduate & Above

Hi my neet rank is 3269 . Can I get ophthalmology in delhi colleges?

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Khushboo PokhriyalLast Seen: 5 min 25 sec agoJoined on: 18-Feb-2019Education Interest: MedicineEducation Level: In Graduation

Dear Ekta,

As you got 3269 rank in NEET then yes, you do have a possibility in getting a seat in Delhi colleges for the opthalmology subject.

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Anagha Joy 1 month ago

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Anagha JoyLast Seen: 1 month 1 day agoJoined on: 02-Feb-2019Education Interest: MedicineEducation Level: Graduate & Above

MS ophthalmology fee structure in aravind eye hospital

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shivam pandey 1 month ago

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Shivam PandeyLast Seen: 2 weeks 2 days agoJoined on: 04-Jun-2015Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: In Graduation
Heyy Anagha....The MS ophthalmology course provided by the Arvind eye hospital has 12 seats every year. So you need to apply accordingly to get admission into the institute. And as for the fees it's v...Read More

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