Protecting Sight Daily Learning #18: One Ted Talk, cataract surgery, journal article, and book chapter. Healthy vs. Unhealthy Love. #ProtectingSight

Welcome to day #18 of my daily learning journal. My goal is to watch one Ted Talk and one cataract surgery each day. In addition, I plan to read one journal article and read/listen to a book chapter, short story or significant work.

Here’s today’s list:

1. Ted Talk – Katie Hood – The difference between healthy and unhealthy love. “In a talk about understanding and practicing the art of healthy relationships, Katie Hood reveals the five signs you might be in an unhealthy relationship — with a romantic partner, a friend, a family member — and shares the things you can do every day to love with respect, kindness and joy. ‘While love is an instinct and an emotion, the ability to love better is a skill we can all build and improve on over time,’ she says.” (

This was a Ted recommendation for me today. Excellent pearls with lessons which can be applied immediately.

2. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – What is different about this cataract?

Uday’s pearls continue to inspire. Watching his videos taught me how to handle white cataracts much more safely and efficiently. He also featured one of my cases of white cataracts below and here.

3A. Journal article Delayed Retinal Breaks and Detachments after Acute Posterior Vitreous Detachment. Joshua H. Uhr, Anthony Obeid, Turner D. Wibbelsman, Connie M. Wu, Hannah J. Levin, Hannah Garrigan, Marc J. Spirn, Allen Chiang, Arunan Sivalingam, Jason Hsu. Ophthalmology April 2020, 516-522.

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Ophthalmology April 2020, 516-522.

3B. Pictures & Perspectives – Conjunctival Fungal Ball Mimicking Melanoma. Katherine Chuang, Alexander Vortmeyer, Shaohui Liu. Ophthalmology April 2020, p. 534.

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Ophthalmology April 2020, p. 534.

4. Book Chapter – Herman Melville – Moby Dick. I love the free podcasts available by Listened to Etymology and Extracts (29 minutes) and Chapters 1-2 (24 minutes).

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

5. July 2020 Regional Eye Associates newsletter – One of my COVID goals was to create a monthly practice newsletter. You can view the latest issue on sunglasses protection and fireworks safety here.

I hope you enjoy these selections.

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