Protecting Sight #50: Humans have an innate sense of fairness (Ted Talk). MIGS, COVID-19, ocular trauma & Huck Finn.

Welcome to my daily learning journal. My daily goal is to watch one Ted Talk and one cataract surgery. I also 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 – Marco Alverà: The surprising ingredient that makes businesses work better. “What is it about unfairness? Whether it’s not being invited to a friend’s wedding or getting penalized for bad luck or an honest mistake, unfairness often makes us so upset that we can’t think straight. And it’s not just a personal issue — it’s also bad for business, says Marco Alverà. He explains how his company works to create a culture of fairness — and how tapping into our innate sense of what’s right and wrong makes for happier employees and better results.” (

I loved this talk and especially Alverà’s comment that “humans have an innate sense of fairness.” He strikes me as a Level 5 Leader (ala Jim Collins and Good to Great). 14 minutes.

2A. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – Draining a choroidal hemorrhage. “Our guest surgeon is Dr. Ramesh Ayyala, the chairman of the USF Eye Institute in Tampa, Florida, who is an internationally known expert in complex cases, particularly with glaucoma. In the video shown here, Dr. Ayyala shows his technique for draining a choroidal hemorrhage and a choroidal effusion. The technique is effective and he has some very important pearls for us such as keeping the anterior chamber pressurized with balanced salt solution infusion throughout the procedure.”

2B. VJCRGS – Robert H. Osher MD & Ike Ahmed MD – Introduction to MIGS. “The Video Journal of Cataract, Refractive and Glaucoma Surgery (VJCRGS) represents a lifelong mission of renowned ophthalmic surgeon and educator, Robert H. Osher, MD, to advance knowledge and surgical training of eye surgeons.”

I plan to watch each of the MIGS videos in the days and weeks ahead.

3. Journal article – Wu, Connie; Patel, Samir N.; Jenkins, Thomas L.; Obeid, Anthony; Ho, Allen C.; Yonekawa, Yoshihiro. Ocular trauma during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, Current Opinion in Ophthalmology: July 27, 2020 – Volume Publish Ahead of Print – Issue – doi: 10.1097/ICU.0000000000000687

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4. Book Chapter – Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. (Apple podcast) and Gutenberg. Chapters 1-5.

Seven Common Myths about Children’s Eye Health

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