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    'Playing hide and Zika' spurs debate among readers

    Have you read the editorial by Peter J. McDonnell, MD, Playing hide and Zika with Aedes aegypti?

    Here are some letters from readers in response to whether the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil should be delayed due to the Zika virus outbreak.

    “My experience is that ophthalmologists are very concerned with doing the right thing, and this issue of whether it is ethical to hold the Olympics in the face of this Zika outbreak and the affected infants is interesting because of that desire to do the right thing,” Dr. McDonnell said. “The interest certainly demonstrates that ophthalmologists are not limited in their interests to only eye disease, but definitely see ‘the big picture.'"

    More from from Dr. McDonnell: The twelve-year-old CEO

    "Ophthalmology is extremely competitive and as a result our specialty is filled with very intelligent people, and the comments I see certainly are consistent with that fact," he continued. "Obviously, I appreciate when readers take the time to respond, positively or negatively, to what they read in Ophthalmology Times. Invariably the comments are very thoughtful and I learn a lot."

    Dr. McDonnell also adds some updated information on the Zika virus since the original article was published.

    Jolie Higazi
    Jolie is the Content Specialist for Ophthalmology Times. She can be reached at [email protected]

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