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 – Leah Garcés – A lesson in turning adversaries into allies. “When you’re on opposite sides of an issue, how do you broker peace with your adversaries and work together to solve a problem? Follow along as animal rights activist Leah Garcés recounts three lessons she learned in hatching an ambitious plan to end chicken factory farming with the last person she expected: a chicken farmer.” (ted.com).

2. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – great learning resident cataract case. “This video emphasizes these critical teaching points about the basic steps of cataract surgery and it was performed by a resident who has only done about 20 prior cases. In the video, I guide this resident through every step of the surgery, with time taken to give helpful pointers.” Well done.

3. Journal – Sioufi K, Das S, Say EAT. A Case of Extracellular Signal-Regulated Kinase Inhibitor–Associated RetinopathyJAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(9):1002–1004. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.2716

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4. Book Chapter – Walt Whitman – Leaves of GrassSparknotesWikipedia, and Gutenberg. Books 8-10.