Eye Specialist

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

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    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

    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.

      Find a Bachelor of Medicine

    • Registration with the Medical Board of Australia is required.

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