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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: 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.
Viewpoint: Wearing clothes that favor function
These days, we in the medical profession are devoting considerable attention to fashion.
Viewpoint: Gift-giving guidelines
A season of gift-giving has concluded. At some point in this coming year, you, Dear Ophthalmology Times reader, will need to select the right gift for that "special someone."
Viewpoint: Pondering getting rich (and thin)
A few years ago, I reached the age that men reach when they can no longer eat whatever they want and stay the same weight and remain fit.
Viewpoint: Key is learning to be successful wherever you land in your profession
Good physicians can serve their patients best by adopting behaviors that might be different from their normal attributes in the rest of their lives.
Viewpoint: Editor's efforts fall short of Nobel prize material
For me, 2009 will go down as a year of disappointment.
Viewpoint: Reflecting on good luck charms
Many men Dr. McDonnell's age become attached to certain items of clothing.
Viewpoint: Staff retention is addressed
My friends in practice tell me that the starting pay packages being offered to ophthalmologists right out of training are becoming more modest.


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