Welcome to day #3 of my daily learning goal. I’ve committed to watching one TedTalk and one cataract surgery video each day. In addition, I plan to read one journal article and one book chapter, short story or other piece of work.

So each day — in between podcasts, Google News, YouTube, and countless other distractions — I will share 4 items of learning that I’ve viewed or read the same day. This page will be posted after I’ve completed the tasks.

There are no other rules.

Here’s today’s list:

  1. Ted Talk – Lawrence Lessig – We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim. This was the TedTalk recommendation when I logged in on my iPad. Loved the rapid-fire visuals and his compelling presentation. Worth a view. (1.5 million views)

2. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – Complete Vertical Chop. I receive Uday’s daily emails from cataractcoach.com. His complete cases are filled with learning opportunities.

3A. Journal article – JAMA Ophthalmology Clinical Challenge. Three cases which have a clinical vignette with images, a multiple-choice question, and case discussion. All three cases are great learning opportunities! JAMA Ophthalmology would do well to not have the question and answer on the same page! JAMA Ophthalmology. June 2020; 138 (6): 702-707.

JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(6):702-703. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.0447
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(6):704-705. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.0460
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(6):706-707. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.0580

4. Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Book 3. I was inspired to read Meditations by listening to podcasts on value investing and stoicism. (See my Inaugural post). I found a great podcast version today, so listened to Books 1 and 2 again as well. Here are links to free translations online:

Meditations on Guttenberg Project site (Produced by J. Boulton, and David Widger)

Meditations on mit.edu (George Long translation)

Meditations on Apple Podcast (Loyal Books). (George Long translation) I listened to the Intro, Chapters/Books 1,2, and 3 today.

I hope you enjoy these selections.

(Addendum: I have created a page with all Protecting Sight Daily Learning posts here).