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10 Questions for our doctor-ophthalmologist Rasa Jankauskienė

Our patients are the most important in our clinic. We seek to treat every patient with great care and offer them a comprehensive medical assistance. Meet the Lirema clinic ophthalmologist Rasa Jankauskienė who joined our team four years ago. We present to your attention her answers to 10 questions about the work, professional curiosities and personal interests.

  1. How many years do you work in this field? For how many years are you a doctor at ophthalmological clinic Lirema?
    I have been an ophthalmologist for 17 years, and I am a doctor at the ophthalmological clinic Lirema for four years.
  2. Why Lirema? Didn’t you want to open your own practice?
    I had my practice for more than 10 years, but there is a saying, the more, the better. I wished for more, and Lirema has everything you need to diagnose and treat eye diseases. Strong team, knowledge of the patient’s desires and needs allows to achieve remarkable results.
  3. What are some of your personal interests?
    I like learning about the cultures of different countries. If I can, I travel, usually with my family. I love sports, and enjoy roller skating. I am also interested in Argentinian tango.
  4. How often do you go abroad for trainings? What was your latest training?
    I go abroad for trainings once or twice a year. My latest training was at German Surgeon Congress in Nuremberg.
  5. Does an ophthalmologist remember her/his patients? Do you have any regular patients?
    Yes, we usually do remember, though it is the patient’s eyes that we remember best. I have a few regular patients who not only come themselves, but also bring their relatives for consultation.
  6. Do you follow the latest trends in ophthalmology? How does Lithuania look on the world map of ophthalmology?
    I read the medical literature, when I have an opportunity, I attend conferences, communicate with my colleagues. Lithuania looks quite good on the global ophthalmology map. All the necessary diagnostic tools are available, so we can offer up-to-date treatment methods to our patients. Except maybe small towns – ophthalmological services need some improvement there.
  7. If you had one million euros, what would be the first necessary device you would buy? And what is its purpose?
    I definitely can’t choose one device. Our work requires lots of them. I’d like the patients to receive the most accurate examinations and safest surgical procedures. I always want to use only the very best equipment.
  8. How does water that we wash ourselves with affect our eyes?
    I like the saying, “health based on water”. First of all it is about hygiene, moistening and comfort to our eyes.
  9. With the exception of onions, what are the other substances that make our eyes water while handling them?
    It is very difficult to answer this question. I have to ask my patients. Perhaps these are some chemical substances?
  10. Why does the color of children’s eyes change with age?
    As far as I know, eye color does not change with age. The eye color of my three kids definitely has not changed. Maybe the look of a child’s eyes becomes more curious, cheerful, and natural.