The organisational structure of the ICOftalmologia ophthalmic team.
Each day, all aspects of health care are becoming more complex and eye care is no exception.
ICOftalmologia has broadened its scientific knowledge of eye diseases, improved the diagnosis of such diseases with the aid of sophisticated examinations and has developed surgical techniques for diseases that were, until recently, incurable.
Ophthalmologists must offer their patients all the benefits of these advances, by keeping up-to-date with the use of innovative diagnostic techniques, new drugs and the latest operating technology, without forgetting that the human touch is still a fundamental element of the doctor-patient relationship.
The best way to achieve these objectives is to offer:
Specialisation whereby the ophthalmologist has a thorough knowledge of a particular part of the eye or visual system. In this way, we speak of the strabismologist, if the ophthalmologist is a strabismus specialist, or the glaucomatologist, if he specialises in glaucoma, or the retinologist, if he works exclusively with patients with diseases of the retina. Each of our ophthalmologists therefore belongs to a specialised Clinical Unit and is an expert in current knowledge and medical/surgical treatments specific to his own area of expertise.
Integrated care, through the functional coordination of the Clinical Units. All the specialists therefore work as a team and complement each other to cover all the areas of ophthalmology. If adequate integration is not provided, it will be impossible to offer a level of health care that brings together all areas of ocular and visual disease knowledge while meeting criteria of excellence and scope.