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 – ShaoLan – Learn to read Chinese … with ease! “For foreigners, learning to speak Chinese is a hard task. But learning to read the beautiful, often complex characters of the Chinese written language may be less difficult. ShaoLan walks through a simple lesson in recognizing the ideas behind the characters and their meaning — building from a few simple forms to more complex concepts. Call it Chineasy.” (ted.com).
Excellent 6 minute talk. Love the visual learning pearls.
2. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – Recovering from posterior capsule rupture. Dr. Devgan writes, “In the video shown here, Dr. Kim from Wonju-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea does a beautiful job in recovering from a posterior capsule rupture. He is a very talented surgeon with a high degree of expertise and skill. He is also using a phaco machine with a venturi fluid pump, instead of a peristaltic pump. The primary difference between these two machines is how they build up vacuum, as explained in this video. In addition, the surgeon performs a pars plana anterior vitrectomy to clean up the prolapsed vitreous prior to implanting the IOL.”
3. Journal – Nuzbrokh Y, Jauregui R, Oh JK, Moazami G, Sparrow JR, Tsang SH. Presumed Chloroquine Retinopathy With Short-Term Therapy for Glioblastoma Multiforme. JAMA Ophthalmol. Published online September 10, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.3251
4. Book Chapter – Walt Whitman – Leaves of Grass: Sparknotes, Wikipedia, and Gutenberg. Book 18.