Protecting Sight #193: How tech companies manipulate emotions. Nuclear loss, complex anterior segment repairs, and superior oblique palsies. Releasing the ego.

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 – Scott Galloway: How Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google manipulate our emotions. “The combined market capitalization of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google is now equivalent to the GDP of India. How did these four companies come to infiltrate our lives so completely? In a spectacular rant, Scott Galloway shares insights and eye-opening stats about their dominance and motivation — and what happens when a society prizes shareholder value over everything else. Followed by a Q&A with TED Curator Chris Anderson. (Note: This talk contains graphic language.)” (

2. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – Management of a dropped nucleus. Dr. Devgan writes in part, “This is a rare complication that can happen to any patient so the surgeon must know how to effectively manage this situation and help the patient achieve a good visual outcome. ”

Great case & save.

2B. 3-Piece IOL Sulcus Rescue (AAO Editors Choice). Nice case.

3. Prism Eye Rounds – With thanks to Ike, Jeb, and the Prism Eye team for sharing these spectacular cases. The webinar is on YouTube here. (90 minutes)

Andrew Lee, MD explains Trochlear Nerve (CN IV) Palsy

4. Andrew Lee, MD – Andy Lee has created superb short pearls and highlights of common neuro-ophthalmology conditions. Dr. Lee’s YouTube channel (with 394 videos & 25k subscribers!) is here.

5. The Knowledge Project (Shane Parrish) – Episode 99: Kris Cordle: Releasing the Ego — “For over a decade, Kris Cordle has worked directly with the CEOs at Yahoo, Twitter, and Slack. She joined Twitter and Slack early on and helped them scale into public companies. Most recently she was Chief of Staff at Slack but is currently launching Devenu Colloborations, a firm dedicated to helping rapid-growth CEOs scale. In this episode, Kris and Shane discuss her upbringing in a religious cult and how that shaped her world, automatic rules for success, lessons in decision making and scaling, why it’s particularly hard for founders to scale, the common patterns to success and much more.”

Some good pearls in this 45 minute episode.

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6. US-based ophthalmologists, residents, and future ophthalmologists: Enter a drawing for a copy of Mackool, Richard J. Phaco Tips: The First Ten Years (2002). See my Instagram post to enter! (Drawing on 12/25/2020 around noon).

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