Protecting Sight #94: The rise of the new global super-rich. Plutocrats, phaco fluidics, Rising Stars in Ophthalmology, armamentariums, and Leaves of Grass.

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 – Chrystia Freeland: The rise of the new global super-rich. “Technology is advancing in leaps and bounds — and so is economic inequality, says writer Chrystia Freeland. In an impassioned talk, she charts the rise of a new class of plutocrats (those who are extremely powerful because they are extremely wealthy), and suggests that globalization and new technology are actually fueling, rather than closing, the global income gap. Freeland lays out three problems with plutocracy … and one glimmer of hope.” (

This was a trending talk.

2A. Cataract Surgery – Richard Mackool MD – Episode 15: Fluidics, Fluidics, Fluidics. Dr. Mackool states, “In this issue I discuss and demonstrate the synergism of high IOP and high vacuum settings during phacoemulsification.”

2B. Rising Stars in Ophthalmology – Episode 2 – Speaker Ashley Brissette,MD, Celebrity Panelists :  Kendall Donaldson, Priya Narang and Uday Devgan. Congrats to Ashley Brissette, MD. Good episode.


3A. Journal – Intense Pulsed Light for Meibomian Gland Disease: A Report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Edward J. Wladis, Vinay K. Aakalu, Jill A. Foster, Suzanne K. Freitag, Rachel K. Sobel, Jeremiah P. Tao, Michael T. Yen. Ophthalmology, September 2020. Vol. 127, Issue 9, p1227–1233.

Figure thumbnail gr1

3B. Inadvertent Intra-Lenticular Injection of Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor. Simar Rajan Singh, Savleen Kaur, Jagat Ram. Ophthalmology, September 2020, p1233.

Walt Whitman, steel engraving, July 1854.jpg

4. Book Chapter – Walt Whitman – Leaves of GrassSparknotesWikipedia, and Gutenberg. Books 12.

Leave a Reply