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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.
Defining the truth
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.
Technology may be important, but employees are the real key
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.
Words to live by
John of Garland, writing some 900 years ago, provided excellent advice to the young persons of his time—advice that we ophthalmologists today would be wise to heed.
Working hard, hardly working?
Where the experts may have gotten this one wrong
The lesson of flight 214
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.
An attention ‘grabber’
Once again, Einstein’s theory of relativity gives rise
Hail to Wall Street!
Market as predictor of demand for U.S. ophthalmologists?
‘The right thing to do’
On the rippling effects of alleviating suffering for free
It’s the 'law'
Why unintended consequences can have bad results
Profile of democracy
Observations of modern American political science seen from the past