Protecting Sight #59: The most mysterious star in the universe. A great Huck Finn finish.

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 – Tabetha Boyajian. The most mysterious star in the universe (2016). “Something massive, with roughly 1,000 times the area of Earth, is blocking the light coming from a distant star known as KIC 8462852, and nobody is quite sure what it is. As astronomer Tabetha Boyajian investigated this perplexing celestial object, a colleague suggested something unusual: Could it be an alien-built megastructure? Such an extraordinary idea would require extraordinary evidence. In this talk, Boyajian gives us a look at how scientists search for and test hypotheses when faced with the unknown.” (

I enjoy trending talks and subjects outside my current interests. Good stuff.

2A. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD. Resident recovers from capsule break.

3. Journal article Nguyen AX, Gervasio KA, Wu AY. COVID-19 Recommendations From Ophthalmic and Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Societies WorldwideOphthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020;36(4):334-345. doi:10.1097/IOP.0000000000001776. Excellent article of ocuplastic society recommendations worlwide.

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4. Book Chapter – Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn., SparkNotes, and Gutenberg. Chapters 39-43 (The end!).

A great Huck Finn finish! I read Huckleberry Finn in high school — a high school classmate reminded me during 10th grade with Dr. Dwyer — and I loved revisiting a classic American novel. The free audio podcast (search Huckleberry Finn LoyalBooks) is wonderful and I highly recommend.

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