Protecting Sight #85: How books can open your mind. Lateral phaco chop and innovations in wet lab training.

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 – Lisa Bu – How books can open your mind. “What happens when a dream you’ve held since childhood … doesn’t come true? As Lisa Bu adjusted to a new life in the United States, she turned to books to expand her mind and create a new path for herself. She shares her unique approach to reading in this lovely, personal talk about the magic of books.” (

2A. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – Lateral Phaco Chop Technique. Guest surgeon  Dr. Adrian Gavanescu from Bucharest, Romania. Great pearls.

2B. Cataract Surgery – Innovations in Wet Lab training (Aravind Eye Hospital System). Excellent video overview & especially in COVID times.

3. Journal – Deng C, Chen L, Chen X, Zhang X, Chen B, Sun X. Documenting Course of 2 Cases of Conjunctivitis in Mobile Hospitals During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic. JAMA Ophthalmol. Published online August 27, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.3029

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4. Book Chapter – Walt Whitman – Leaves of Grass: Sparknotes, Wikipedia, and Gutenberg. Book 3 (Part 4).

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