Duration: 2 Years
Course Type: Post Graduation
M.S. in Ophthalmology is a postgraduate course in medicine that involves an advanced study of the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye. An Ophthalmologist is a specialist in medical and surgical eye problems. The curriculum includes components such as Orbital and Ocular Anatomy, Gross anatomy, Histology, Ocular Physiology, Ocular Pathology, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology in relation to Ocular Immunology.
Enrolled students are also offered opportunities for ophthalmologic research in clinical surgery settings such as fine microsurgery, using the operating microscope, and intraocular surgery or vitreoretinal surgery of the eye.
Generally, the duration of the course is 2 years. Successful postgraduates of the course are offered an average annual salary ranging between INR 60,000 and 1 lakh monthly.
The course essentially aims to equip residents with:
Listed here are the main highlights of the course.
|Name of the course||M.S. in Ophthalmology|
|Course Level||Post Graduation|
|Duration||2 years, full-time|
|Admission Process||MBBS recognized by the Medical Council of India, with a minimum aggregate score of 50%|
|Average Course Fee||INR 3K to 5 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 3 to 12 Lacs|
|Top Recruiting Companies||Fortis Healthcare , MAX Healthcare, Care Hospitals, Indian Council of Medical Research, Apollo Hospitals, Kailash Hospital, Adecco India Private Limited, Jaypee healthcare limited, Meditrina Hospitals Private Limited, etc.|
The average tuition fee charged in India for M.S. in Ophthalmology ranges between INR 3,000 (government institutes) and 5 lacs (private institutes).
Listed below are some of the top institutes in India that offer M.S. in Ophthalmology.
|SR.NO.||INSTITUTE||STATE||TUITION FEES (PER YEAR) IN INR||ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA||ADMISSION PROCEDURE|
|1||ALL INDIA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES||New Delhi||1,944||Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in any of the professional MBBS examinations recognized by the Medical Council of India.||Admission is based on the candidate’s performance in the relevant entrance test.|
|2||KASTURBA MEDICAL COLLEGE||MANGALORE, KARNATAKA||15,10,000||Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in any of the professional MBBS examinations recognized by the Medical Council of India.||Admission is based on the candidate’s performance in the relevant entrance test.|
|3||ARMED FORCES MEDICAL COLLEGE||Pune, Maharashtra||64,400||Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in any of the professional MBBS examinations recognized by the Medical Council of India.||Admission is based on the candidate’s performance in the relevant entrance test.|
|4||MAULANA AZAD MEDICAL COLLEGE||New Delhi||10,000||Admission is based on the candidate’s performance in the relevant entrance test.|
Listed here are the minimum criteria of eligibility needed to be fulfilled for admission to the course.
For admission to the course, eligible applicants need to:
After obtaining the first postgraduate degree, i.e. MS/MS/DNB, such professionals can go for further specialization in medical or surgical fields. Candidates can additionally proceed with research in a specialization related to their Master’s degree, such as Ph.D. in Otolaryngology.
Lucrative employment opportunities for such successful professionals abound in sectors such as government and private hospitals, NGOs, clinics, missionary hospitals and charitable hospitals run by railways and defense, research organizations such as ICMR, nursing homes, both in India and abroad.
Successful postgraduates of the course are hired in capacities such as Product Specialist, Senior Resident/Consultant, Clinical Assistant, Medical Consultant/Visiting Medical Consultant, Ophthalmologist, Lecturer/Professor, ENT Specialist, Clinical Data Analyst, Surgeon, Consultant, Demonstrator, etc.
Organizations such as Outpatient Clinics, Research & Medical Colleges/Universities, Operating Theatres, Hospital Eye Casualty Departments, and Laser Eye Surgery Clinics hire such postgraduates.
Some of the popular professional avenues open for postgraduates in the course are mentioned below along with the basic duties and salaries associated with each job profile.
|Job Title||Job Description||Average Annual Salary in INR|
|Product Specialist||Product Specialists screen all parts of a product lifecycle, including long term and present advancements and advertising. They are abreast of the latest trends in the marketplace to ensure the product's competitive position. They maintain interface with project managers and clients to determine the product's future direction.||2,10,000 – 6,11,804|
|Clinical Associates||Clinical Associates handle the administrative work at a doctor’s office or health clinic. This may include booking arrangements, coordinating telephone calls, recording reports, and getting patients. Clinical Medical Assistants who have nursing training may take vital signs or write down patient information before someone sees a doctor, but for the most part, people in this career work in an office or at the front desk.||2,20,993 - 7,53,273|
|Ophthalmologist||Ophthalmologists treat illnesses, diseases and conditions that affect the eye. While Ophthalmologists can be thought of generically as 'eye doctors' and perform some of the same duties as optometrists, they differ in that Ophthalmologists perform eye surgery and treat eye diseases. Ophthalmologists also examine eyes and prescribe contact lenses and glasses.||2,25,212 - 8,587,262|
A year- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is given here.
|Basic Science in Ophthalmology|
|Trauma and Emergency Ophthalmology|
|Disorders of the lids, lacrimal drainage apparatus, orbit and oculoplasty|
|External Eye Disease, Sclera, Cornea|
|Optics and refraction, contact lenses and low visual aids|
|Lens and Glaucoma|
|Uvea and Vitreo retinal diseases|
|Disorders of the optic nerve, visual pathway Neuroophthalmology|
|Ocular motility, strabismus, pediatric ophthalmology|