Protecting Sight #67: How to put a billion people on the map.

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 – Rebecca Firth – How you can help map the world’s most vulnerable places. “Want to help map the world? Community builder Rebecca Firth explains how the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is using open-source software powered by volunteers to put one billion people on the map in the next five years. (This ambitious plan is a part of the Audacious Project, TED’s initiative to inspire and fund global change.)” (

Image using the power of Wikipedia-like volunteers to map the world’s most vulnerable places.

2. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – Resident Case: improve tilt and chop. There are pearls in every case. And especially watching the different examples of cases which Uday has assembled can help to fine tune techniques.

3A. Journal article – Art of Eyes 2020. Aleksandra Jones. The Ophthalmologist. July/August 2020 issue. Loved the images!

3B. Channeling Your Creativity – A stepwise approach to getting your innovation off the ground. Salman Waqar. The Ophthalmologist. July/August 2020 issue. Excellent roadmap to take an innovation to product.


4. Book Chapter – Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau., SparkNotes, and Gutenberg. Chapter 3 on “Reading”.

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