Rahul Dutt

What are the necessary skills required to become an Ophthalmologist?

skills necessary to become an ophthalmologist

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RE: What are the necessary skills required to become an Ophthalmologist?


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RE: What are the necessary skills required to become an Ophthalmologist?

Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD
Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD
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Consulting Psychologist
  • Delhi

Dear Rahul,

Thanks for writing to www.careerguide.com!

To become a good Ophthalmologist you need to have following smile

Sound technical knowledge : This is most important competency for ophthalmologists.

Clinical judgement and treatment (diagnosis, prognosis and treatment skills): This is yet another essential skills for practitioners.

Good stereoscopic vision.

Practical hand skills and good hand-eye coordination.

The ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.

The ability to work under pressure.

Case management skills: Case record, confidentiality of the data, maintaining case files etc are important part of professional practice as well as professional ethics.

Communication skills, including empathy and sensitivity;: Ability to communicate with patient in a language they understand is very important.

Patient management skills: Ophthalmologist work closely with patients of all ages, from young children to senior citizens. Therefore, good people skills are important, especially the ability to make customers feel at ease.

Patience and an eye for detail: Customizing and adjusting eyeglasses requires patience and attention to detail.

Problem-solving skills and high-level decision making.

You may work on above mentioned skills. You may interact with your professor and seniors to learn more about necessary skills to be a successful practitioner.

Hope this is useful for you.

Best Wishes,
Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD

RE: What are the necessary skills required to become an Ophthalmologist?

Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
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Founder & CEO: Discovering Careers India
  • pune

A Medical Doctor would be the best to answer this question, instead of we general counsellors!

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