Editorial-Ophthalmology Times

Ignaz Semmelweis: A physician-heroRecently, I had my photo taken with Ignaz Semmelweis. Not with the man himself, but with his statue. Although his is not a household name, the man is a physician-hero.
Realizing the fullness of lifeThe play "Our Town" may be three-quarters of a century old, but my feeling is that there is a message here for today’s ophthalmologists. I sometimes think there is a risk that we physicians can get caught up in the minutiae of medical practice—transitioning to electronic medical records, fighting for pre-authorizations to get our patients the treatments they need, dealing with the Byzantine system of medical billing, etc.
We [ophthalmologists] are the 99%!Like you, I chose to attend medical school with the goal of helping patients who were ill and needed curing, comforting, or both. So perhaps the financial rewards of a career in medicine have made you feel slightly embarrassed and concerned that people might be resentful or jealous. Well, here’s good news: research suggests we physicians aren't so financially successful after all.
The Life of Albert SchweitzerDr. Peter McDonnell discusses his thoughts on the recent Ebola outbreak in Africa and the physician who inspired the philosophy of reverence for human life.
A cutting-edge focusUnderstanding 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.