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 – Atul Gawande MD – How do we heal medicine? “Our medical systems are broken. Doctors are capable of extraordinary (and expensive) treatments, but they are losing their core focus: actually treating people. Doctor and writer Atul Gawande suggests we take a step back and look at new ways to do medicine — with fewer cowboys and more pit crews.” (ted.com)

“Having great components is not enough.” Many life lessons and teaching points in Dr. Gawande’s Ted Talk. “Humility, discipline, team work … Making systems work is the great task of our generation as a whole.” 19 minutes.

2. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – Soft cataracts can be quite difficult. Great pearls.

Well-circumscribed pupillary margin masses in the right (A) and left (B) eyes of a 38-year-old man.

3A. Journal article – Betsch D, Gupta RR. A Case of an Iris Cyst Not to Be MissedJAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(7):793–794. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.0571

3B. Shields J, A, Magrath G, N, Shields C, Mackool R, Eagle Jr. R, C, Grossniklaus H, E: Dissecting Aortic Aneurysm 55 Years after Diagnosis of Iris Flocculi. Ocul Oncol Pathol 2016;2:222-225. doi: 10.1159/000445719

The JAMA Clinical Challenge led me to the Shields et. al case report.

Huckleberry Finn book.JPG

4. Book Chapter – Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. LoyalBooks.com, SparkNotes, and Gutenberg. Chapters 17.

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