Protecting Sight #166: Today’s posts celebrate thankfulness & gratitude. Happy Thanksgiving!

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.

I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Here’s today’s list:

1. Ted Talk – What to do when Thanksgiving traditions die. | Tina Cassidy | TEDxBeaconStreet. I enjoyed this Ted Talk and her story of a visitor to her new home on Thanksgiving.

2. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – I am thankful for… In this 2019 post, Uday Devgan MD writes, “Today is Thanksgiving in the USA, which is a holiday in the USA when we give thanks to the people who are important in our lives. I want to take this opportunity to thank our fans , our colleagues, and most of all, our patients. Every patient entrusts us to operate on their most precious sense – their sight. We are entrusted to provide the best outcomes to improve their vision and their lives.”

This video and narration are superb. Uday has dedicated his life to teaching colleagues worldwide on cataract surgery pearls. I am thankful for Uday and ophthalmology educators worldwide who share a mission of protecting sight. Their teachings move ophthalmology forward. One patient at a time.

3. Vail D. Thanksgiving service of ophthalmology. Am J Ophthalmol. 1967 Dec;64(6):1178-85. doi: 10.1016/0002-9394(67)93081-4. PMID: 6072996.

An account of a 1967 ophthalmology celebration at Westminster Abbey!

4. Book Chapter – Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson. Chapter 30, “Pointing the Way.”

5. The Knowledge Project (Shane Parrish) – Episode 97: Roger Martin: Forward Thinking — “The former Dean and Institute Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, Roger Martin was 2017’s number one management thinker in the world. You’ll walk away from this conversation a better leader and decision maker as he discusses patterns of good leadership, the hardest skill to transfer when decision making, self-sabotage, overcoming fear and integrative thinking.”

One of my favorite podcasts. Superb episode.

Congratulations to Joel Conway, a medical student at the University of Tennessee,
and the 6th recipient of the Ravi D. Goel Medical Scholarship.
Happy Thanksgiving!

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