Zora Ignjatovic, Katarina Misailovic, Andjela Tolic (Belgrade, Serbia)

Advantages:

If you deal with patients from far away and have to relinquish follow up to your colleagues who are not vitreoretinal surgeons, it can be helpful if you have some guidelines.

Methods:

During following up 3320 vitreoretinal cases we had to connect with ophthalmologists from far away hospitals and offices, not experienced in retinal detachment surgery complications.

Effectiveness / Safety:

The inflammation, pain, corneal problems secondary glaucoma, bleeding, patient mal-positioning and other miscellaneous complications are discussed in “how to deal with” manner.

Take home message:

If we deal with patient from far away we have to be in very tight contact with our fellow colleagues who are not vitreoretinal surgeons and to train them to follow up our patients in order to avoid more serious problems.