Protecting Sight #175: 10 top time-saving tech tips. PC rupture during phaco. 10th Annual J. Arch McNamara Memorial Lecture at Wills Eye. The role of algorithms.

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 – David Pogue: 10 top time-saving tech tips. “Tech columnist David Pogue shares 10 simple, clever tips for computer, web, smartphone and camera users. And yes, you may know a few of these already — but there’s probably at least one you don’t.” ( Nice tips.

2. Cataract Surgery -Jason Jones MD – PC Rupture During Phaco. Dr. Jones writes, “Routine cataract surgery turned complex due to posterior capsule rupture during phacoemulsification. Viscoelastic was used to stabilize the anterior segment, the remaining nuclear pieces removed, cortex evacuated with bimanual anterior vitrectomy and a single piece.” Great pearls.

3. 10th Annual J. Arch McNamara Memorial Lecture and Symposium (3 hours). Congratulations to the Wills Retina Service and organizers for creating a superb Saturday morning retina symposium in honor of fellow Newfie J. Arch McNamara. I remember meeting Dr. McNamara during my first year in practice, and telling him that I was also born in St. Johns, Newfoundland! This virtual symposium is filled with cutting edge talks and will be posted on the Wills Eye Knowledge Portal in the weeks ahead.

4. The Knowledge Project (Shane Parrish) – “Episode 87: Hannah Fry: The Role of Algorithms — Mathematician and author of Hello World and The Mathematics of Love, Hannah Fry discusses the role of maths in society, the dating world and we explore what it means to be human in the age of algorithms.” Great discussion and always filled with provocative concepts.

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