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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.
'Review targets meibomian gland dysfunction
The author discusses how MGD is a major source of morbidity and decreased quality of life for patients.
On a serious note: Discussing end-of-life care
If we can help our patients understand the wisdom of leaving a written record of their desires should they suffer severe medical setbacks, they might avoid the problems that can occur from having their health care guided by presumably well-meaning family members who might be educationally or emotionally ill-equipped to make sound decisions.
Pondering rhetorical devices such as "with all due respect"
The author reflects, lightheartedly, on our overuse of cliches.
Focus on reducing medical errors
The author tackles the issue of medical errors from a unique perspective.
Jobs in a down economy
The author says that is is a source of pride and relief that, in the middle of the recession, his son recently became a gainfully employed citizen and taxpayer.
Student loans: A good thing?
The author analyzes the plight that student loans present in today's society.
The bad microbiomes in us
A typical ophthalmologist or other adult human being is composed of about 100 trillion cells.
Eyes on the Amazon
The author recounts his trip to the Amazon, comparing points to former President Theodore Roosevelt's Amazon's expedition.
Tales of Canterbury and eye surgery
Written in the 14th Century, The Canterbury Tales is considered one of the greatest poems in all of English literature.
When policies collide
The author discusses how policies can get in the way of good medicine.

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