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What are the job opportunities for an Ophthalmologist?

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RE: What are the job opportunities for an Ophthalmologist?

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
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Head Guidance & Counselling at Project Wisdom, CSR initiative of Canam Consultants Limited, Chandigarh
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The division of medical science that concerns the anatomy as well as physiology of the eye is known as ophthalmology. This field also deals with the diseases that might affect the eye, the proper treatment required and the preventive methods. Ophthalmologists can work in diffrent work environments, depending upon their area of expertise.
Job Opportunities :-
Corporate Set Up- Corporate eye hospitals and various eye hospital chains are opening in more and more places. Joining such a place is an easy and safe work option. One will work as an OPD doctor and will see patients and for medical management. They will see trauma patients or perform lasik or other refractive procedure
Starting an eye hospital- If one has the capital, support and aptitude to start an eye hospital , it is simpler than most other specialties. There is no mortality or morbidity in the eye patients; there are no ICU or other critical problems. One will be his own boss and can decide the pace of work. The earnings will be parallel to the work output.
If starting own eye hospital is difficult because of some reasons. One can start his own practice and can perform major procedures in a nearby small private set up.
Charitable eye hospitals- There are alot ofcharitablehospitals, which do volumes of cataract surgery to poor and needy patients. Joining such organizations give ample opportunity to the person to train himself and acquire new skills. At the same time, they will get an opportunity to serve alot of needy people.

Apart fromabovecentral and state governments recruitophthalmologistsfor hospitals run by them. Departmental hospitals run by railways anddefenseand hospitals run by PSU are also good optionavailabletoophthalmologists They also caninvolvethem in research activities of organizations like ICMR

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