Lecturer: Mirko R. Jankov, MD PhD
A sizeable number of ophthalmologists from Serbia and around the region attended LaserFocus’ V Round Table in Refractive Surgery, the latest in a series of educational meetings offered by our centre to ophthalmologist throughout the region. This gathering was held on 29th May at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Belgrade from 6.30 pm to 9 pm. During the introductory lecture on keratoconus and cross-linking, Dr. Mirko Jankov thanked his colleagues for their sustained interest and attendance.
Bearing in mind that around 20% of patients, mostly young people, suffering from this corneal disease, keratoconus, must undergo a corneal transplant, and seeing as Serbia lags far behind the developed world in this particular medical area (as there does not exist an organized donor organ bank) one cannot overestimate the importance of discussing and applying new methods of arresting the development of keratoconus, thereby avoiding the need of a transplant.
Traditionally, the V Round Table also consisted of a range of interesting lectures and presentations given by Dr. Mirko Jankov and other chosen colleagues from other medical institutions in Serbia and around the region; these were followed by an ‘open case discussion‘ – a forum in which participants were able lead the way by putting forward cases from their own practice and discussing possible solutions and treatments with the experts.