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Diabetic Eye Disease - My New Book, Website and Blog by David K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine It's finally happening.  I'm two days away from the launch of my new book, Diabetic Eye Disease - Don't Go Blind From Diabetes.  I have set up a new blog and w ... Read on »
Free Course Through Stanford by David K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This week I wrote my column in the Saipan Tribune on Tina Seelig's " A Crash Course on Creativity ," which is being offered free, online, starting October 17.  I ... Read on »
A Crash Course on Creativity by David K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I'm excited to be starting this course on creativity, given by Tina Seelig through Stanford University Technology Ventures Lab.  It's amazing that this class i ... Read on »
Guamology Interview for World Peace, a Blind Wife, and Gecko Tails by David K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I was interviewed about my book back in 2009 by Kel Muna, a film-maker, and host of the Guamology.com website. Since then, Guamaology has gone off-line, as Kel has become b ... Read on »
Guamology Interview for World Peace, a Blind Wife, and Gecko Tails by David K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I was interviewed about my book back in 2009 by Kel Muna, a film-maker, and host of the Guamology.com website. Since then, Guamaology has gone off-line, as Ke ... Read on »
Eye Allergies Explained ... by David K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Eye Allergies Explained We often hear that “making eye contact is good!” What if you possess red, blotchy eyes that instantly make people want to look away?! A ... Read on »
The Retina Blog by David K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I've got a new blog, over at The Retina Blog. It contains "clinical pearls for retina specialists, fellows, residents and others interested in advances in the field of retina ... Read on »
Risk of stroke with Lucentis vs. Avastin by David K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In the February 2009 issue of Ophthalmology, a meta-analysis was reported in a letter to the editor pointing out some risks associated with intravitreal injection of ranibizum ... Read on »
What is the Baha'i Faith? by David K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Here is my Saipan Tribune column from this past week. *** A close friend of mine recently said to me, "You know David, most people really don't kno ... Read on »
MacSpeech Dicatate: Way Thumbs Up by David K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I'm dictating this blog entry with new speech recognition software that I've picked up over the last week. One of the worst things that I do for my posture is spend a lot of ... Read on »
Patients Gone Wild and Healthcare Reform by David K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine (I'm blogging from the operating room.  Here's my Saipan Tribune column for this week.) I recently had the opportunity to read President Barak Obama’s letter on Heal ... Read on »
What they're not telling you about Swine Flu by David K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Here's a portion of an email I got from one of our public health officials, just to put things in perspective: I am getting more than 8 Swine Flu "Updates" per hour.  ... Read on »
Jerks Die Younger by David K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The next time some jerk is yelling at you for no good reason, you can smile, knowing that they'll be off the planet sooner than you. A new study published in the Journ ... Read on »
Sexualization of Young Girls by David K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I was at the Thursday night street market, where every week on Saipan you'll find food vendors and live entertainment.  Tonight, a dance schools performed.  I'll tell you, it ... Read on »
Nagoya City University Hospital by David K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A few years ago, I needed some surgery that wasn't available on Saipan, so I was faced with finding a surgeon to undertake my care.  Part of the issue for me was that I wanted ... Read on »
Truth, Death, Unity and Classroom Cataract Surgery by David K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Because of my book, I was invited to give the keynote address to the University of Guam during their faculty development day on Friday.  I just shared some thoughts that were ... Read on »
Gory Eye Picture - Dermoid from Hell by David K. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This is a weird growth that some people are born with.  It's called a dermoid.  It can enlarge over time, as this one has.  (This guy walked in this week is in his 20's.  T ... Read on »
And now a tsunami??! by David K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This just in. An earthquake in the Solomon islands has set off sensors indicating that a tsunami has been generated. The wave is due here in about an hour. If we survi ... Read on »
Duck, Saipan! by David K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Not the sort of "eye" I was expecting to write about this week, but here she is. Our first typhoon of 2007 is expected to hit in about 24 hours. Unlike the coastal ... Read on »