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 – David Ikard: The real story of Rosa Parks — and why we need to confront myths about black history. “Black history taught in US schools is often watered-down, riddled with inaccuracies and stripped of its context and rich, full-bodied historical figures. Equipped with the real story of Rosa Parks, professor David Ikard highlights how making the realities of race more benign and digestible harms us all — and emphasizes the power and importance of historical accuracy.” (ted.com).
2. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – measure the capsulorhexis in high myopia. Dr. Devgan writes, “In this large, myopic eye the white-to-white diameter is 12.6 mm and the pupil dilation is 8 mm. We use the capsulorhexis forceps, which have marks the 2.5 mm and 5 mm from the tip, to measure as we create the capsular opening. There are other methods as well such as using marks on the cornea or employing a femtosecond laser. Note that I do not have a financial interest in the forceps which bear my name. You can use a disposable steel keratome to engrave similar marks on your existing forceps.”
3. Journal – Shah V, Hoyos-Martinez A, Horne VE. Association of Adrenal Insufficiency With Pediatric Pseudotumor Cerebri Syndrome. JAMA Ophthalmol. Published online September 17, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.3322
5. Podcast – Episode 92: Lisa Feldman Barrett: Balancing the Brain Budget — “Neuroscientist, psychologist and author, Lisa Feldman Barrett discusses the complexities of the brain, our emotions, improving ourselves and our relationship with others, making good decisions and giving yourself an existential break.”
A wonderful episode. Shane Parrish asks superbly insightful questions.