What's it like to study a PhD in Ophthalmology?
Doing a PhD in Ophthalmology, you will become proficient in the skills necessary to contribute to a research portfolio which spans all areas of visual science. You will work with your supervisor, university and experts in the field to answer some of the biggest research questions in the subject. Some typical research topics in Ophthalmology include:
- visual psychophysics and ocular electrophysiology
- evaluating ophthalmic conditions
- optimal visual performance
- contact lenses and the cornea
Typical Ophthalmology PhD research projects take between three and four years to complete. As well as undertaking research training within your department, you will also attend external meetings and conferences and may be submitting research posters as your research develops.
To be awarded your PhD, you must submit a thesis of about 60,000 words and defend it during your viva exam.