Protecting Sight #170: Are you a giver or a taker? Protect givers from burnout. Reverse pupillary block and adenoviral keratoconjunctivitis. In difficult negotiations, mirrors work magic.

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, podcast, or significant work.

Here’s today’s list:

1. Ted Talk – Adam Grant: Are you a giver or a taker? “In every workplace, there are three basic kinds of people: givers, takers and matchers. Organizational psychologist Adam Grant breaks down these personalities and offers simple strategies to promote a culture of generosity and keep self-serving employees from taking more than their share.”

2. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – Cataract Quiz: Why did this happen? Dr. Devgan writes, “Looking at this picture, the pupil dilation went from 5 mm in diameter to 10 mm in diameter in just one second. When the IA probe was placed into the anterior chamber, the infusion pressure caused the anterior chamber to deepen and the pupil to dilate. Why did this happen? And what is the correct response from the surgeon? And while lowering the infusion pressure (or lowering the bottle height) may help to a degree, this is not the best approach. Let me teach you the secret surgical pearl for resolving this issue.”

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Slit lamp photography showing a case of epidemic keratoconjunctivitis. Prominent follicular reaction was demonstrated on the inferior palpebral conjunctiva. Survey of Ophthalmology, Volume 60, Issue 5, 435 – 443.

3. “Adenoviral keratoconjunctivitis.” Jhanji, Vishal et al. Survey of Ophthalmology, Volume 60, Issue 5, 435 – 443.

4. Chris Voss, Never Split the Difference. Chapter 2, “Be a Mirror.”

Voss writes, “Mirroring is the art of insinuating similarity, which facilitates bonding.” High yield pearls in this chapter, and I love how he explains the art of mirroring.

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