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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.
Viewpoint: The pursuit of a career in vision research
The chief medical editor reflects on stocks, retirement and careers in research.
Are we all pretty much the same?
This physician's belief is that physicians tend to think of everyone as being different, because it's a physician's duty to do so.
Saucy: A meal that can be prepared in less than a day
The author shares a favorite pasta dish and his reasons why he loves it.
Revenge of the machines
The author has always thought that advanced machines could not replace humans — until recently.
Physician as politician: Discussion of a medical professional in politics
Author discusses finer points of ophthalmologists who dabbled in politics.
Ecstatic about ectasia: Author reflects on mistitled lecture
While perusing the abstract book for an upcoming ophthalmology meeting, the author came across an intriguing title.
Conjunctiva, we hardly knew you
The author pokes fun at the obscurity of conjuctiva.
Viewpoint: Dealing with stress
While conversing with a group of professors during a recent dinner at an ophthalmology meeting, it occurred to the author that the people sitting around the table represented four continents. As the lone American, he felt his colleagues may be able to offer a message to ophthalmologists in the United States.
Viewpoint: An apple a day
According to an article in the February 2010 issue of the journal Annals of Epidemiology, a study of 180,000 patients showed that taking statins lowers the risk of cataract.
Viewpoint: Joe Biden: Underpaid?
As everyone knows, the key roles played by vice presidents are to go to funerals and to say things that serve as fodder for comedians.

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