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Peter J. McDonnell, MD
He is director of The Wilmer Eye Institute, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, and chief medical editor of Ophthalmology Times.
A wake-up call for physicians
Everyone knows the name of Warren Buffett, the famous octogenarian-billionaire businessman and investor. His folksy persona and investment insights/elevated returns have earned him the appellation of “The Oracle of Omaha.” His estimated net worth of more than $74 billion makes him one of the wealthiest people on the planet.
Fired by the 'captain of industry'
Fired by the 'captain of industry'
No doubt, you, dear reader, have experienced the unpleasant situation of terminating an employee for one reason or another (poor performance, financial exigencies, etc.). But I would hope that we ophthalmologists perform this task in a more professional manner than that exemplified by The Captain of Industry.
I grill, therefore I am!
Many of my male friends do not feel extremely comfortable cooking in general, but they do enjoy grilling. Burgers, hot dogs, steaks, ribs and chicken-sizzling away over hot coals-are all crowd pleasers.
An ophthalmologist’s experience with tele-medicine
Not long ago, whilst on my way to work, I found myself listening to one of those call-in doctor radio programs. People gave their first names and then described some problem they, a family member, or a friend were experiencing. The all-knowing medical expert would then ask a few questions and steer the caller in a certain direction.
Are we ophthalmologists in the eye of the storm?
Are we ophthalmologists in the eye of the storm?
This meteorological phenomenon is considered to have given rise to one of the most commonly misused phrases in the English language. Some people think the phrase means that the situation is a tumultuous one, as when The Economist magazine reported: “French bank shares, which have been in the eye of the storm, recovered sharply (BNP Paribas was up 13% on the day while Societe Generale rose by 5%).”

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