• Quotable Ophthalmologist: History Taking, Patient Contact, Story Wall Highlights

    “When I am about to leave the room, I always ask my patients if they have any questions. And then I wait for almost an uncomfortable period of time for them to respond,” said Constance E. West, MD, while sharing tips on history taking and the patient exam.

    “We treasure direct patient contact—or else we would have been radiologists,” said David W. Parke II, MD, during Sunday’s Opening Session.

    A range of responses from the story wall asking, “Why did you become an ophthalmologist?”

    “I wanted everyone to see the beauty of the world.”

    “Cataract surgery is like playing PlayStation—it’s fun!”

    “There are 2 eyes … double the work!”

    Highlights from Twitter