Protecting Sight #76: How to inspire every child to be a lifelong reader. A fibrotic white cataract, retinal vasculitis, and house-warming at Walden Pond.

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 – Alvin Irby – How to inspire every child to be a lifelong reader. “According to the US Department of Education, more than 85 percent of black fourth-grade boys aren’t proficient in reading. What kind of reading experiences should we be creating to ensure that all children read well? In a talk that will make you rethink how we teach, educator and author Alvin Irby explains the reading challenges that many black children face — and tells us what culturally competent educators do to help all children identify as readers.” (

Love the brilliance of this idea!

2. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD & Guest Surgeon Himani Goyal MD. Fibrotic Dense White Cataract. Great case.

3. Journal article – Firl K, Bregman J, de Beaufort H. Atypical Case of Floaters in a Young Girl’s Eye. JAMA Ophthalmol. Published online August 27, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.1597

4. Book Chapter – Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau., SparkNotes, and Gutenberg. Chapter 13 (House-Warming).

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