Thoughts From Your Colleagues
Support Groups for Low Vision Patients
I write in regard to “Alert Your Low Vision Patients to Assistive Options” (Practice Perfect, March). What a fine article. One element of striking value to this population not mentioned is the significant role that support groups can play in the lives of these people. For the past four decades, the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology has managed very active support groups. This experience convinces us that rather than an ophthalmologist stating “Nothing more can be done,” it is prudent to suggest referral to a low vision support group.
Philip C. Hessburg, MD
Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.
Cataract Surgery: A Poem
EyeNet Cataract Section Editor Steven I. Rosenfeld, MD, recently shared with us a poem by Steven V.L. Brown, MD. Dr. Brown, a glaucoma and cataract specialist, is president of Chicago Glaucoma Consultants and associate professor at Rush Medical Center in Chicago.
Cradled amongst brilliance with
Fingertips tingling in awareness
Conscious of the
Stillness within reflection
Concern concentrates focus as
Swirling turgid remembrances
Give forth anticipated deftness
Gyration within the cloudiness
Toes rising falling with surges
Folded taco tiddlywink-like frisbee
Cacophony guides coherent
Split particles float with purpose
Sucked to oblivion
With appendage transparency
Placed within shell past opaqueness
Now brings awareness to once
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