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    I would just like to know what A-Levels do you need, what degree do you need, the environment that you would work in and how is the salary as well as the hours per week?
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    Google is your friend.

    You'd be doing a medicine course then two years of foundation training and finally 7 years of specialism training in opthalmology to become a consultant opthalmologist.

    For a -levels you need biology and chemistry, you can also do physics or maths or any other subject.

    Most opthalmologists work in hospital settings and some are on-call, so you could be paged randomly to doa n operation sometimes. The average consultant opthalmologist would earn £70,000 to £100,000 per annum.

    (Original post by adam_4531)
    as alleycat393 said, Google is your friend!! :-)

    and also i agree with BChemGee

    a-level biol, chem, phys, maths - these would all be very helpful

    i did my BSc in Biomed at UCL - specialising in Neuroscience, which is helpful when getting into ophtalmo

    but you need BSc degree + medical-related doctorate, or just MBBS

    + you need further specialist training for many years after!

    I cannot comment on what the the work is like and the salary

    best of luck with your research!
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