Dr. Fountain Words

A Collection of Dr. Fountain’s Essays in Publications


harvard pilots

“Of Pilots and Physicians, Passengers and Patients”

Parallels in How Physicians and Doctors Can Make Mistakes
Harvard Medicine, Winter 2019


“Dry Eyes: A Guide to Treatment”

A guide to treating this common problem
Patient Education Handout


harvard toolkit

“Tool Kit”

Life Lessons and a Grandmother’s Wise Perspective
Harvard Medicine, Summer 2014

eyenet clogs

“Magical Clogs”

A Surgeon’s Good Luck Charm
EyeNet (American Academy of Ophthalmology Magazine), March 2017



“On the Flight Deck or the O.R.”

Experience Matters But How Old is Too Old?
SCOPE (American Academy of Ophthalmology Newsletter), Winter 2016

AAO cornfed

“Corn Fed”

Musings on One Farm-to-Table Movement
SCOPE (American Academy of Ophthalmology Newsletter), Fall 2013



“Ophthalmic Malpractice and Physician Gender”

Are Women Ophthalmologists Sued More than Men?
Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society, July 2014

aao twitter

“Twitter and the AAO Annual Meeting”

How Conference Attendees Use Social Media 
Ophthalmology 2016



“Castleman’s Disease”

A Rare Disease of the Eye Socket
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2013


“Orbital Development after Eye Removal in Kids”

How Do Eye Sockets Develop After Eyes are Removed in Children?
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1999