Ants and tarantula barbs in the eye, lids stuck shut with super glue, and patients who pull out their own eye are just a few of the things I have seen over my 42 years of practice in ophthalmology. My journey began as a bushy brown haired medical student who struggled to decide what specialty to enter and continues as a thinning gray hair who sub-sub-specializes in ophthalmic ultrasound with a daily medley of eye tumors, trauma, and diagnostic quandaries. This book highlights singular events along that odyssey with the patients who relied on me to figure out what was wrong with their eyes and do the right thing to make things better. I learned an awful lot about this amazing one inch part of the body, and I guarantee that you will make your own discoveries as you read. I have taught hundreds of medical students, interns, residents and fellow ophthalmologists mostly by patient centered learning. Someday there will be a way to download into young minds all of the binary code embedded in senior neural networks such as mine, but for now the best I can do is share some of the most memorable stories with you in this book.