Peter J. McDonnell, MD

Is it talent or skill?There is an ongoing controversy surrounding the importance of talent for athletes, musicians, physicians, and other professionals. Some argue talented people are better at learning certain things (developing skills). What is the truth when it comes to ophthalmology?
Best place to retire: Florida, Costa Rica or Mars?
A resident’s memory of a patient
When an artist loses vision
How has ophthalmology changed in 2016?
How has ophthalmology changed in 2016?As the end of the year approaches, we wanted to take a look back at the predictions our Editorial Advisory Board members made for 2016 and see how far we’ve come in the last 12 months.
How making numerous choices can lead to mental brain drain
An ophthalmologist’s experience with tele-medicineNot long ago, whilst on my way to work, I found myself listening to one of those call-in doctor radio programs. People gave their first names and then described some problem they, a family member, or a friend were experiencing. The all-knowing medical expert would then ask a few questions and steer the caller in a certain direction.
Are we ophthalmologists in the eye of the storm?
Are we ophthalmologists in the eye of the storm?This meteorological phenomenon is considered to have given rise to one of the most commonly misused phrases in the English language. Some people think the phrase means that the situation is a tumultuous one, as when The Economist magazine reported: “French bank shares, which have been in the eye of the storm, recovered sharply (BNP Paribas was up 13% on the day while Societe Generale rose by 5%).”
Seasons change but athletic eye injuries occur year-round
How to choose a subspecialty in ophthalmologyShub-ad loved ophthalmology, but was having trouble deciding on her subspecialty. She knew her wise chairman, Pay-Dro, would help her think through the options.