1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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2312-19 Ophthalmologist

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

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification, one years hospital-based training, and at least 5 years specialist study and training. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • examines patients for symptoms indicative of ocular disorders
  • performs tests to determine vision loss and the nature and extent of injury, disease or disorder
  • performs eye surgery
  • instructs patients in remedial eye exercises
  • prescribes and administers medications and corrective optical appliances
  • may arrange, supervise and fit artificial eyes and other orthotic

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