Ethical Issues in Ophthalmology
The importance of sight in perceiving and interpreting our world is indisputable. Hence our extraordinary vulnerability when something goes wrong with our eyes. When we seek the benefits of ophthalmology’s impressive advances in preservation of sight or in corrective surgery, we demand the utmost in clinical care. Patients want assurance that their physician or surgeon has satisfactory education and training and no conflicts of interest when making treatment decisions about their sight. December’s authors explore the ways in which ophthalmologists can secure the trust and confidence of patients and society.