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Ocular trauma: open globe injuries:  what does a person lose besides vision?

Ocular Trauma: Open Globe Injuries: What Does a Person Lose Besides Vision?

Written By: Dr. Sarah Mireles Jacobs At 84 years old, Helen* was especially proud of two things: living independently, and taking a 2 mile walk every afternoon.  There are 255 cloudy days a year in Seattle, Washington, but it was brilliantly sunny that day as she headed out on her usual route one afternoon in

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Ocular trauma: open globe injuries:  visual function after severe eye trauma

Ocular Trauma: Open Globe Injuries: Visual Function After Severe Eye Trauma

Written By: Dr. Sarah Mireles Jacobs Melvin*had served honorably in the military for 30 years.  Standing 6’3” with a muscular build, he carried himself with a self-assurance that put people around him at ease.  You just felt safer with him by your side.  After retirement, he decided to stay active by giving people rides around

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Ocular trauma: open globe injuries:  incidence and treatment

Ocular Trauma: Open Globe Injuries: Incidence and Treatment

Written By: Dr. Sarah Mireles Jacobs It was Prom season.  Every time-honored dramatic narrative was playing out in the high school hallway—roses, crushes, jealousy, heartbreaks, creative invitations, swoons.  Amelia*came home from school to find a fruit bouquet with a card inside.  Excited, she grabbed scissors from the kitchen drawer and started cutting the ties that

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Spotting medical malpractice in a hospital: – a doctor’s story of a mistaken “do not resuscitate order” and how it caused his grandmother’s death

Spotting Medical Malpractice in a Hospital: – A Doctor’s Story of a Mistaken “Do Not Resuscitate Order” and How It Caused His Grandmother’s Death

Written By: Dr. James Okun It was March of 1983, and I was a new doctor completing a one-year Transitional Internship at Framingham Union Hospital in Framingham, Massachusetts in preparation for starting my residency training in Ophthalmology the following July.  I received a call informing me that my favorite Grandmother, Rose, had taken sick and

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