Doctor Guru's Featured Ophthalmologists in Singapore
Dear Patients and interested readers of Ophthalmology,
You may be thinking of questions like “What is Ophthalmology?, what is an Ophthalmologist?”. If you do, you have come to the right place. At Doctor Guru, we help our readers understand difficult medical terms so that readers are more aware of the illnesses covered by an Ophthalmologist’s research and diagnosis.
Let Doctor Guru explain and examine what is an Ophthalmologist.
An Ophthalmologist is a medical specialist that is concerned with the area of Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology is the study of the diseases of the human eye. Ophthalmologists, not to be confused with an Optometrist and Optician, are certified to perform eye clinical surgery and diagnose eye problems.
What is an Eye?
An eye is an organ that detects visible light. It is a vital organ that a human depends on in their daily lives. You need your vision to drive, walk, read and see your family members such as watching your child grow up. Without good vision, it will be difficult to do these simple activities. Your eye’s health is important to you as well as your family.
What are the common symptoms of the eye?
Blood in the Eye
Dark Spots in Vision
Pain in Eye
Flashes of Lgith
What kind of treatments does an Ophthalmologist perform?
Laser Eye Surgery
Retinal Detachment or Repair
Lasik Eye Treatment
Dear International Patients, why should you choose an Ophthalmologist in Singapore?
Singapore is Southeast Asia’s top destination as a medical hub. It has an extensive internationally accredited healthcare for international and local patients. International patients come to Singapore every year, seeking for treatment by highly qualified medical professionals. Singapore is also attracts international medical professionals and MNCs (Multinational healthcare-related companies) to create their headquarters in Singapore for R&D(Research and development). Partnerships between local enterprises and international enterprises helps Singapore develop in research and in efficiency for its health care industry.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) in Singapore only recognises degrees awarded by top-ranking universities. According the QS World Rankings for Medicine 2012, the top 10 schools are
University of Oxford
University of Cambridge
University of California, Los Angeles(UCLA)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT)
Johns Hopkins University
Imperial College London
University of California, San Francisco
University of Pennsylvania
UCL(University College London)
The University of Melbourne
Mayo Medical School
University of Michigan
University of Toronto
National University of Singapore (NUS)
University of Chicago
University of California, San Diego(UCSD)
Kings College London (University of London)
The University of Tokyo
As you can see, National University of Singapore(NUS) is the only Southeast Asian country in the top 25 rankings in the world. It is among the ranks of United States, Canada, London and Japan.
For Foreign Trained Doctors, they must satisfy Singapore Medical Council’s strict regulations and requirements in order to practice Ophthalmology in Singapore.
To practice Ophthalmology, you must have the following basic requirements
excellent grades in medicine school or university
years of experience and training as an understudy
full registration with the SMC(Singapore Medical Council)
MBBS awarded by recognised universities such as the National University of Singapore
MD Degree awarded by the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore
Rest Assured, every Ophthalmologist in Singapore are highly qualified to treat your eye condition.
Where can you find an Ophthalmologist?
You can find them at Public hospitals such as Singapore General Hospital or Private hospitals such as Mount Elizabeth(near orchard road) or the Singapore National Eye Centre(SNEC).
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