Welcome to day #23 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 – Joshua Prager – Joshua Prager: Wisdom from great writers on every year of life. “As different as we humans are from one another, we all age along the same great sequence, and the shared patterns of our lives pass into the pages of the books we love. In this moving talk, journalist Joshua Prager explores the stages of life through quotations from Norman Mailer, Joyce Carol Oates, William Trevor and other great writers, set to visualizations by graphic designer Milton Glaser. “Books tell us who we’ve been, who we are, who we will be, too,” Prager says.”

This was a Ted trending talk. Only 6 minutes and filled with great insights. I have often compared myself with others based on age (such as, “Gee, I’m now 43 and at this age John F. Kennedy was inaugurated as president.”). I will seek out Prager’s work and look forward to more musings of great writers on every year of life.

2. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – Uday makes it easy to share cutting edge content. Enjoyed two of his videos today.

A. Tough posterior capsule opacity

2B. Cataract Surgery in Silicone Oil Eyes – The silicone oil pearls are superb.

I’d also recommend watching Jorge Calzada’s videos and the pearls he shares on Ike Ahmed’s webinars (Prism Eye Rounds May 27 is one of many I’ve enjoyed on complicated cataracts)

Horner’s Syndrome (EyeWiki)

3. Journal Article – Horner’s Syndrome (EyeWiki) – Congratulations on EyeWiki’s 10 year anniversary! I often use EyeWiki when I’m in the lane with a patient to look up the latest diagnostic and management pearls. Today I reviewed the finer details of Horner’s Syndrome. Highly recommend the YouTube videos below on anatomic pathways. And a shout-out to Andrew Lee, MD for his video on pharmacologic testing.

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

4. Book Chapter – Herman Melville – Moby Dick. I love the free podcasts available by LoyalBooks.com. Listened to Chapter 28-31. I also review Sparknotes to appreciate the subtleties in the narration.

A listing of Protecting Sight Daily Learning posts is here.

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