Eye Specialist


Minimum MBBS

Minimum experience of 2 to 7 years in relevant field

The tasks an Ophthalmologist is expected to perform include:

Diagnosing and conducting treatment of diseases and disorderstheof human eye

Examining theeye ball and its related parts

Using opthalmo-scope to locate cause of disorder or location of defect in the eye

Conducting clinical tests, histopathological examination and X-ray to find the disorder

Studying thedisease relatedhistory of the patient along with other relevant personal data anddiagnosing thedisorder

Testing and prescribing spectacles, contact lenses or specialised glasses for visual defects

Testing and treating for muscular imbalances of the eye

Referring patients to other specialists for consultation or advise, if required

Proficient in studying clinical tests, histopathological examinations and X-ray

Skilled in keeping an update with the new technology in eye examination machines

Detailed knowledge about spectacles, contact lenses or specialised glasses

Knowledge of Ministry of Health (Mo

H) policies and general system of health management

Skilled in science such as biology, human anatomy and biochemistry

Proficient in examining patients

Skilled in interpreting tests and accordingly counselling patients on rehabilitative, preventative and dietary care

Knowledge of all the potential side effects associated with a particular drug and informing the patient accordingly

Skilled in using medical equipment and instruments

M.S/M.D - Ophthalmology

Good spoken and written English

Team player

Good listening skills

Hard working




Good practical skills

It is a desk job

The candidate will supervise a team of Nurses and other Medical Staff

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option maybe available

Working hours

Hospitals/clinics usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from hospital to hospital

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc., if not taken care of

For candidates with 2 to 7 years of experience -INR83,000 toINR1,60,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Healthcare Industry in India

The Indian Brand Equity Foundation in their report on the Healthcare sector of India has stated that healthcare has become one of India's largest sectors - both in terms of revenue and employment. The industry comprises of hospitals, medical devices, clinical trials, outsourcing, telemedicine, medical tourism, health insurance and medical equipment.

The Indian healthcare industry is growing at a tremendous pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well private players. The outlook for the Indian healthcare industry looks positive owing to high growth rate in almost all its segments, whether its primary healthcare, secondary and tertiary healthcare, medical equipment, diagnostics, health insurance or medical tourism. The ever growing population, increasing government expenditure on health and growing per capita income will increase the size of this industry in the years to come. Per capita income is expected to increase at a CAGR of 5.7% over 2012-18. Rising incomes mean a steady growth in the ability to access healthcare and related services.

Considering all this it is safe to state that this sector is bound to increase in the coming time and so the job profile of an Ophthalmologist will witness a lot of growth in the future.


Government hospitals

Healthcare centres

Nursing homes

Research institutes

Government primary healthcare centres

Doctors Without Borders


Medical colleges

Cities and towns across India