Male opthalmologist checks the eyes of his young male patient

Eye Specialist

Eye Specialists provide diagnostic, treatment and preventative medical services related to diseases, injuries and deficiencies of the human eye and associated structures.

Overview

Eye Specialists provide diagnostic, treatment and preventative medical services related to diseases, injuries and deficiencies of the human eye and associated structures.

Day-to-day

  • read patient's history
  • examine patients and determine whether surgery is necessary
  • consults with anaesthetists about the operation and the patient's treatment
  • gives instructions about preparing patients for operating theatres
  • performs and manages operations
  • provides instructions for post-operative care
  • monitors patients after surgery
  • keeps medical records and sends final reports to general practitioners
  • may teach trainees.

Considerations

  • stressful.

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To become an Eye Specialist

  • You need to be a qualified Medical Practitioner and then complete further training with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists to specialise as an Ophthalmologist.

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  • Registration with the Medical Board of Australia is required.

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