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 – Jenna McCarthy – What you don’t know about marriage – “In this funny, casual talk from TEDx, writer Jenna McCarthy shares surprising research on how marriages (especially happy marriages) really work. One tip: Do not try to win an Oscar for best actress.” (ted.com).

This was a trending talk. 6 million+ views and worth a watch.

2. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – Complete Case: Retained Viscoelastic – “Retained viscoelastic after cataract surgery is the most common reason why there is an elevation of the intra-ocular pressure (IOP) in the immediate post-op period. This can last from between 1 day to 1 week after the cataract surgery and it is different from steroid-inducted pressure spikes which tend to happen 10 days to 2 weeks after surgery.”

A, Intraoperative images from the diagnostic vitrectomy and subretinal biopsy performed on the left eye showing substantial hemorrhagic retinitis with subretinal infiltrate (white arrowhead). B, B-scan ultrasonography demonstrating massive subretinal infiltrates in the right eye (yellow arrowheads).

3. Journal – Conrady CD, Demirci H, Wubben TJ. Retinal Whitening After Lung Transplant for Cystic FibrosisJAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(9):994–995. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.1306

Walt Whitman, steel engraving, July 1854.jpg

4. Book Chapter – Walt Whitman – Leaves of GrassSparknotesWikipedia, and Gutenberg. Books 11.