Weekly social media roundup.

Can you explain why I’m going blind?

An article in The New York Times titled “Doctor, I’m Going Blind. Why Won’t You Talk to Me?” details a woman’s struggle with degenerative myopia and a lack of empathy from her eye doctor.

The week in numbers:

How effective the new Shingles vaccine, Shingrix, is in preventing Herpes Zoster.

The percentage of physicians that are either happy or very happy outside work according to a new survey from Medscape. Allergists, Immunologists, Dermatologists, ER physicians, and Ophthalmologists were the happiest specialties.

The number of genes identified that are suspected to cause strabismus. (via)

The first patient in Texas received a bionic eye (aka Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System). (via)

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