Ophthalmologist Job Description

Ophthalmologist Job Description

May 20th, 2019

An Ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who specializes in the treatment of illnesses, diseases, injuries, and conditions that affect the eye. The Ophthalmologist performs vision tests and prescribes corrective lenses but, most importantly, performs eye surgeries and treats eye diseases.

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We are looking for a knowledgeable Ophthalmologist to be responsible for repairing traumatic eye injuries, diagnosing eye ailments, and prescribing medications. The Ophthalmologist's responsibilities range from simple duties, such as prescribing corrective lenses, to performing highly advanced duties, such as keyhole or laser surgery. An Ophthalmologist can choose to specialize in one area of eye care, such as treating children's eyes as a Pediatric Ophthalmologist.

To be a successful Ophthalmologist, you should be willing to maintain up-to-date knowledge of the diseases, functions, and anatomy of the eye. You should be meticulous, analytical, and have very steady hands.

Ophthalmologist Responsibilities:

  • Providing routine care such as vision testing and prescribing glasses and contact lenses.
  • Performing corrective surgeries, such as repairing injuries and corneas, and removing cataracts.
  • Performing advanced surgical procedures, such as keyhole or laser surgery.
  • Diagnosing and treating eye diseases and injuries.
  • Managing emergency eye clinics, outpatient clinics, or other specialist eye clinics.
  • Treating medical disorders that affect the vision through a holistic approach.
  • Using therapeutic procedures and performing biopsies.

Ophthalmologist Requirements:

  • A medical degree in Ophthalmology.
  • Successful completion of an internship and residency in Ophthalmology.
  • A state license to practice Ophthalmology.
  • Expert working knowledge of the diseases, functions, and anatomy of the eye.
  • Strong physics and math skills, and excellent medical knowledge.
  • Good administrative and managerial skills.
  • Good hand-eye coordination.
  • Strong organizational, communication, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.

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