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MS Ophthalmology

About the Course:

Master of Surgery in Ophthalmology is a post graduate programme that deals with any disorder of the eyes. Students are trained in clinical skills and to make diagnosis from the symptoms taken. They will be taught the cognitive knowledge which includes basic sciences and topics related to cornea and contact lens clinics, cataract surgeries, glaucoma, strabismus, orbit and oculoplasty, retina, uvea diseases diagnosis and management.

Course Name Master of Surgery in Ophthalmology
Course Duration 3 years
Course Level Post graduate
Eligibility MBBS or any equivalent with a minimum 50%
Entrance exam NEET
Admission Process Based on the counseling process
Average Fees 1.5 lakh per Year
Job Profiles Researcher, Speaker/Professor, ENT Specialist, etc
Recruiting Areas Biomedical Companies, Private practice, Cosmetic Surgery Clinics, Private practice, etc
Average Salary 12 LPA

Specialist in Ophthalmology is called Ophthalmologist who are trained in the medical and surgical treatment of the eyes.

What is the Course Outcome?

By the end of the degree programme, students will be able to:

  • Perform any kind of ocular operation, be it anterior and posterior segment of eye and can make clinical diagnosis
  • To plan and advise solution for prevention of eye diseases
  • Diagnose any kind of ocular disorder by the patient’s history ocular examination and investigative work up
  • Manage any eye disorders and emergencies efficiently

MS Ophthalmology Admission in Karnataka

MS Opthalmology Admission Criteria:

  • Candidates should have completed MBBS or any other equivalent subjects like BAMS/ BHMs, etc from any recognized medical institute
  • They should have scored a minimum aggregate 50%-55% or equivalent CGPA at the level of graduation.
  • They must complete one year of compulsory rotatory internship
  • They must also be registered with MCI or any state medical council.

Students should have completed their bachelors from any institutes which is recognized by:

  • An Act of Central / State Government
  • A Gazette notification of Central / State Government
  • Executive orders issued by Central / State Government


  • Candidates seeking admission should have obtained their qualification from any recognized board/university
  • They must have a Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years’ duration from a recognized University as per program requirement.
  • Those who are holding foreign degree must be registered practitioners in the country from where they have obtained their degree and also must obtain a temporary registration certificate from medical Council of India(MCI)
  • Those with foreign qualification must submit equivalency certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, as per program requirements. for more details on these refer to the official website of AIU:

Admission Process of MS Opthalmology:

  • Admission is based on merit list of the entrance test
  • Most of the colleges conduct counselling
  • Candidates are selected through merit list which will be based on their performance in the exam and the counselling process
  • Some colleges also accept direct admission
Exam Tentative Date
NEET-PG 2nd Week of May 2021

Medical Seat Distribution (through NEET PG):

  • SC (Scheduled Caste) - 15%
  • ST (Scheduled Tribe) - 75%
  • OBC (Other Backward Class)- 27%
  • PWD (Person With Disability) - 5%

MS Ophthalmology Syllabus

Below is the MS Ophthalmology Syllabus. Please note that the syllabus varies from college to college:

MS Ophthalmology Syllabus
Anatomy of lids Diseases of the Adnexa Maintenance of intra ocular tension
Cornea Systemic Ophthalmology Papillary reaction and their pathway
Angle of anterior chamber Carbohydrate metabolism Preventive Ophthalmology
Cranial nerves Local Anaesthesia in Ophthalmology Metabolic disorders of lipids
Autonomous supply to the eye Lasers in Ophthalmology Photochemistry of vision
Formation and circulation of intra ocular fluid Maintenance of corneal transparency Parasympatholytic drugs
Ocular Examination Techniques and Ocular Therapeutics Lacrimal secretion and tear film layers Cholinergic drugs
Disorders of Motility Diseases of the Eye Sympathomimetic drugs
Topical anesthesia Antigen antibody reactions Dry eye evaluation
Local anesthesia Geometric and ophthalmic Optics Miotics, mydriatics, cycloplegics
Anti diabetic drugs Basic physical optical devices Disorders of the uveal trac
Microbiology Disorders of the sclera Direct Ophthalmology: Distant direct, Media assessment
Resistance and immunity Recent trends in Ophthalmology In Direct Ophthalmology: Use of filters provided, Scleral depression

Recommended Textbooks:

  • Modern ophthalmology – Dutta .Vol I, II, III 3rd Edition Jaypee, 2005
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology – AAO. Vol 1 to 13 AAO, 2009.
  • Parson’s Diseases of the Eye- Sihota & TandonClinical
  • Ophthalmology- Kanski.J.J

Reference Books:

  • Ophthalmology- Yanoff Duke
  • Diagnosis and Therapy of Glaucoma- Becker Shaffer
  • Automated Static Perimetry- Anderson and Patela


  • American Journal of Ophthalmology
  • British Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Archives in Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

MS Ophthalmology Career Scope

After completion of their masters, students can choose to work in different profiles like:

  • Clinical Assistant
  • Clinical Data Analyst Specialist
  • Demonstrator
  • ENT Specialist
  • Speaker/Professor
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Surgeon
  • Medical Consultant

They can work in different sectors of health industry like:

  • Health Centers
  • Medical Colleges
  • Nursing Homes
  • NGOs
  • Research Areas
  • Private Hospitals
  • Railways Medical Facilities
  • Specialist Hospitals
  • Defence Services
  • Hospital Eye Casualty Departments
  • Laser Eye Surgery Clinics
  • Operating Theatres
  • Outpatient Clinics
MS in Ophthalmology

MS Ophthalmology Fee Structure in Karnataka

College Fees/ year (INR)
Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute 1,13,900
Mysore Medical College and Research Institute 1,13,900
Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences 1,13,900
Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences 1,13,900
Belgaum Institute of Medical Sciences 1,13,900
M.S. Ramaiah Medical College 7,13,780
Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences 7,13,780
Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences 6,98,280
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College 7,13,780
S. Nijalingappa Medical College and Research Centre ,Bagalkot 7,13,780
Sri Basaveshwara Medical College and Hospital ,Chitradurga 7,13,780
Al-Ameen Medical College 7,13,780
M.V.J.Medical College and Research Hospital 7,13,780
Vydehi Institute of Medical Science and Research Centre 7,13,780
Navodaya Medical College 7,13,780

MS Ophthalmology Colleges in Karnataka Ranking

Below are the top MS Ophthalmology Ranking colleges in Karnataka:

College Location
Shridevi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Hospital Tumkur
The Oxford Medical College Hospital and Research Center Bangalore
St. Johns Medical College Bangalore
B G S Global Institute of Medical Sciences Bangalore
Sapthagiri Institute of Medical Sciences Bangalore
Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeswara Medical College Mysore
A.J.Institute of Medical Sciences Mangalore
Navodaya Medical College Raichur
M.V.J.Medical College and Research Hospital Channasandra
Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Medical college Dharwad
Vydehi Institute of Medical Science and Research Centre Bangalore
Al-Ameen Medical College Bijapur
Sri Basaveshwara Medical College and Hospital Chitradurga
S. Nijalingappa Medical College and Research Centre Bagalkot
Shymanuru Shivashankarappa Institute Of Medical Sciences Davangere
K.Venkataramana Gowda Medical College and Hospital Sullia

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