Meeting increasing demand for intravitreal injections next goal of ophthalmology in Slovenia

Slovenia, a country with a long tradition of high medical quality, is currently facing the challenge of funding and organizing high volumes of intravitreal procedures to maintain the standards that patients expect.

“Numbers are growing fast. Last year we performed 6,000 injections, and we expect to do about 20% more this year. We have efficient screening programs, diagnose patients early and immediately send them to treatment. We like to respect schedules and regimens and don’t want delays. This requires a considerable effort in terms of organizing care,” Marko Hawlina, MD, PhD, FEBO, president of the Slovenian Society of Ophthalmology, said in the Global Notebook Section of the latest issue of Ocular Surgery News Europe Edition.

Slovenia, a country with a long tradition of high medical quality, is currently facing the challenge of funding and organizing high volumes of intravitreal procedures to maintain the standards that patients expect.

“Numbers are growing fast. Last year we performed 6,000 injections, and we expect to do about 20% more this year. We have efficient screening programs, diagnose patients early and immediately send them to treatment. We like to respect schedules and regimens and don’t want delays. This requires a considerable effort in terms of organizing care,” Marko Hawlina, MD, PhD, FEBO, president of the Slovenian Society of Ophthalmology, said in the Global Notebook Section of the latest issue of Ocular Surgery News Europe Edition.