Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. The first ophthalmologists were oculists. These paramedical specialist practiced on an itinerant basis during the middle ages.An ophthalmologist is a specialist in ophthalmology. The credentials include a degree in medicine, followed by additional four to five years of ophthalmology residency training. We are going to tell you about the Scope of Ophthalmology in Pakistan, jobs opportunity, salary and list of universities offers degree of Ophthalmology.
Georg Bartech a German physician who Wrote on eye disease in the 16th century, is sometime credited with the founding the medical practice of Ophthalmology. The first formal course in ophthalmology was taught at the medical school of the University of Gottingen in 1803, and the first medical eye clinic with an emphasis on teaching, the London Eye Infirmary, was opened in 1805, initiating the modern specialty.
An Ophthalmologist who specializes in eye and vision care either he is a medical doctor (MD) or a doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO). They are trained to conduct eye exams, diagnose and treat disease prescribe medications and perform eye surgery. They can also write contact lenses and prescriptions for eyeglasses and contact lenses. After MBBS many universities offer this program. Read all the details given below we described all the necessary information related to Ophthalmology.
Scope and Salary of Ophthalmology in Pakistan
Eye surgery, also known as ocular surgery, is surgery performed on the eye or its adnexa by an ophthalmologist. The eye is a fragile organ, and requires extreme care before, during, and after a surgical procedure. An eye surgeon is responsible for selecting the appropriate surgical procedure for the patient, and for taking the necessary safety precautions.
In Pakistan, After completing four-year bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery, or two and half year program of MCPS, two year DOMS training in ophthalmology, under the authority of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan. The master of ophthalmology is also known as specialized program of ophthalmology. Ophthalmology can diagnose and treat various complex eye diseases. The candidates who has completed the FRCPS, MRCPS,MCPS, MS and DOMS are appointed as hospital consultants.
In Pakistan There are various organizations where the ophthalmologist can easily apply as a consultant, specializing in triple care hospitals, secondary care hospitals and military hospitals. You can work as a teacher in university hospitals. Ophthalmologist specializes in both medical and surgical matters of the eyes and vision care system. Ophthalmologist concentrate in retinal ophthalmology, cataract, cornea, glaucoma, retinal problems using non-surgical methods, neurology, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, pediatric ophthalmology, refractive surgery and retinal surgery.
Colleges Offering Ophthalmology In Pakistan:
There are many institutes which are offering specialization in ophthalmology in Pakistan. The names of those recognized universities are listed below. All these universities are recognized by Pakistan Medical & Dental Council PMDC and also recognized by Higher Education Commission HEC.
- Liaquat University of medical and health sciences (Jamshoro)
- Fatima Jinnah Medical College For Women Ganga Ram Hospital (Lahore)
- University of Health Sciences (Lahore)
- King Edward Medical University (Lahore)
- Isra University Karachi (Hyderabad)
- Ayub Medical College (Abbottabad)
- Chandka Medical College Dhq Hospital (Larkana)
- Pakistan Institute of medical sciences (Islamabad)
- Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto medical university (Larkana)
- Dow University of health sciences (Karachi)
- Peoples University of medical and health sciences for women (Nawabshah)
- Quaid-e-Azam Post Graduate Medical Institute (Islamabad)
- Punjab Medical College (Faisalabad)