Which is better between MS Ophthalmology and MS ENT?
To a person who doesn't know much about various specialties, ENT and ophthalmology appears to be
similar. Here's how they are different and why ENT is more competitive in today's world as compared to
Ophthalmology is the science of eyes and has been derived from the Greek language, Ophthalmos
meaning 'eye' and Logia meaning 'study of course'. The doctor who specializes in medical and surgical
eye problems is called 'Ophthalmologists'. The field of MS Ophthalmology study requires a lot of skills
because of the diversity of the specialty. This field demands medical, surgical and patient care skills right
from pediatric to geriatric population. For pursuing MS Ophthalmology, candidates can apply for
Combined Medical Service entrance examination. Whereas, the state health service entrance exams are
conducted by respective state as well as provincial services commissions too. There is a wide scope for
ophthalmologists in private as well as government hospitals, health centers, health departments and
NGOs. You can also join navy, air force or army as an ophthalmologist.
On the other hand, ENT doctors specialize in ear, nose and throat and the related organs. An ENT can
help patients with facial and reconstructive surgery (deviated septum, cleft palate, etc.), head and neck
(cancerous and non cancerous tumors), pediatric Otolaryngology (ENT problems in children, including
birth defects), Laryngology (disease of the throat), Otology (disease of the ear), Rhinology (tumors and
sinus disorders), allergy issues (like sinusitis, hay fever etc.). The specific term for stream of medicine
that attends to disorder in ear, nose and throat is Otolaryngology, but the term ENT is commonly used.
The scope of MS ENT has increased considerably over the recent years.
The scope of MS ENT is huge and with the increase in the general level of pollution, junk food habits,
devoting hours ofs electronic media like computer, mobile phone, video games a