Protecting Sight #172: Teach girls bravery, not perfection. IOL-induced UGH Syndrome on CataractCoach. ALPI, AACG, Phaco Capsulotomy, IZHV, and more in an exceptional Prism Eye Rounds with Yale Ophthalmology. Revisiting Osgood-Schlatter disease with the Geisinger Ortho Service!

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 – Reshma Saujani: Teach girls bravery, not perfection. “We’re raising our girls to be perfect, and we’re raising our boys to be brave, says Reshma Saujani, the founder of Girls Who Code. Saujani has taken up the charge to socialize young girls to take risks and learn to program — two skills they need to move society forward. To truly innovate, we cannot leave behind half of our population, she says. ‘I need each of you to tell every young woman you know to be comfortable with imperfection.'” (

I was one of those who supported Reshma’s 2012 campaign. Wonderful to see her drive as a candidate and the success of Girls Who Code.

2. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – Fixing IOL-induced UGH Syndrome. Dr. Devgan writes, “UGH syndrome is the triad of uveitis, glaucoma, and hyphema which all can be induced as a complication from sulcus IOL placement. The uveitis tends to be low grade and chronic and the glaucoma may take months to develop. Similarly, the hyphema may not be obvious since it could be a micro-hyphema with just red cells floating in the aqueous. This patient has endured about two years of chronic inflammation and increased intra-ocular pressure. We need to help him.” Excellent case.

3. Prism Eye Rounds (Hosted by Ike Ahmed MD) – Case Presentations from Yale: Glaucoma, Anterior Segment, Secondary IOLs and Managing Complex Eyes (YouTube)

This was a wonderful, 2-hour webinar. Hats off to Prism Eye Round & Yale Ophthalmology organizers. And great to see friends Ike Ahmed MD and Chris Teng MD collaborate to move ophthalmology forward!

4. TIP266: DAVID STEIN – KEY QUESTIONS & ANSWERS TO MASTER INVESTING (October 26, 2019). I am catching up on old episodes, and this was an exception discussion. The hosts and guest address pearls on constructing an optimal portfolio. They discuss asset classes, and this episode is perfect for all-levels of investor experience.

5. Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Mandated and Permissive Reporting in Pennsylvania Online Training: This is the resource I use to fulfill the Pennsylvania child abuse CME requirement.

***This takes many hours to complete as you have to “Click next” after each slide. And each slide has a timer that lasts 10 seconds to 10 minutes! I actually spend the day in-between patients clicking and watching in segments. Better to do this during the day than on a weekend!***

6. Protect Your Online Reputation & Curate A Brand – AMA Trustee and friend Michael Suk, MD, JD, MPH, MBA (and all-around good guy) asked me to speak with the 19 orthopedic surgery residents at the Geisinger Health System. I even made it onto the former White House Fellow’s Instagram feed!

I even recalled a 25-year+ favorite ortho condition — Osgood-Schlatter disease — which I first learned about during a 3rd year med student review with a senior attending. I remember the ease with which my med school classmate named the condition (he later went into pediatrics), and my … ummm … first learning about the same disease! Was not exactly a “review” that day.

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