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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: 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.
On the horns of an ethical dilemma
In this editorial, explore a discussion of meeting presentations on subjects rarely addressed by physicians in public.
Viewpoint: How to break bad news positively
Sometimes in practice, we may see someone for whom we can offer no cure.
Knowledge is good
In this editorial, one movie teaches two people life lessons about trust and money. These issues also seem to be the center of debate about the U.S. health care system.
Editorial: Why aren't there any one-eyed animals?
A new book, The Visual Revolution, may make for interesting reading for ophthalmologists this summer.
Editorial: Questions, anyone?
Ophthalmology Times Medical Editor Peter J. McDonnell, MD, recently traveled to Italy. Consuming large meals, why aren't more Romans obese, he wondered.
Editorial: All 'atwitter' about social networking
Social networking sites are being explored as tools for medical education and communication. Internet and SMS technologies increasingly will play a role in the professional lives of doctors, says Ophthalmology Times' medical editor.
Editorial: Lusty fun for ophthalmologists
It turns out that, thanks to an extremely insightful article brought to my attention by a loyal Ophthalmology Times reader, we ophthalmologists can enjoy good wine and save money during this outing.
Editorial: Ophthalmologists need to set an example of optimism, confidence
Ophthalmologists can help set an example for those who have lost faith in the country's financial systems and the future by exuding optimism and confidence among the people they see every day.
Editorial: A modest plan to reform our health-care system
A recent grocery store sign offered free antibiotics with the slogan, "You didn't pay for the germs. Why pay for the antibiotics?" This type of strategy could help lower the spiraling cost of care, because the application of logical economic consequences may allow people to make rational decisions about their health, according to one ophthalmologist.


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