In my own personal experience, there have always been infections that are difficult to treat (e.g., acanthamoeba or fungal keratitis), but that was no less the case 20 years ago than it is today. Bacterial infections are not (in my humble opinion) particularly more a concern today than they were a decade or two ago.
Critical flicker-fusion frequency (CFF), as every ophthalmologist knows, is the lowest frequency at which a flickering light source is perceived to be constant (not flickering). Humans average a CFF of 60 Hz, but other animals measure with very different capabilities.
Understanding these challenges, Ophthalmology Times is retooling its editorial direction, transitioning from a clinical newsmagazine to a resource that will explore the innovative concepts, insights, and discoveries in ophthalmology.
Sometimes, it is hard to prove what you know to be true is actually true. So, it’s nice to know there is a paper confirming something I have also known to be true: People who lose visual acuity as a result of cataracts will—if they have cataract surgery to restore their vision—live longer than those who do not have surgery.
What can we ophthalmologists in the wealthiest country in the Western Hemisphere learn from the success stories of ophthalmic institutions in other countries with different cultures, histories, and degrees of wealth? A great deal, notes Peter J. McDonnell, MD.
The lesson of flight 214 for us in medicine is that we should be creating teams of people (physicians, nurses, anesthesiologists, technicians, etc.) who know each other, can anticipate what is coming next, and communicate well.