Protecting Sight #213: What yoga does to your body and brain. The Argentinian flag & flap motility signs. Retinal astrocytic hamartoma & The Iliad.

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 is today’s list:

1. Ted Talk – Krishna Sudhir: What yoga does to your body and brain. “There are many different approaches to modern yoga— though most forms have three core elements: physical postures, breathing exercises, and spiritual contemplation.This blend of physical and mental exercise is widely believed to have a unique set of health advantages. But is yoga actually beneficial to your health? Krishna Sudhir examines how this ancient tradition impacts the body and mind. [Directed by Zsuzsanna Kreif, narrated by Addison Anderson, music by Cem Misirlioglu / WORKPLAYWORK].” (

TedEd does it again. An excellent Ted talk on yoga benefits.

2A. Cataract Surgery – Dr. Deepak Megur – The Argentinian Flag Sign – Now What..?- To Phaco or to Convert..? Dr. Megur writes, “This video highlights the principles to follow if we consider to continue with phacoemulsification in the event of an Argentinian Flag Sign.”

Excellent case & recovery! Also enjoyed his flap motility video below.

2B. Dr. Deepak Megur – Flap Motility Sign YouTube – Dr. Megur describes the flap motility sign. Most helpful. Excellent complex case management.

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3. Peng, Michelle Yun et al. Multimodal Imaging Findings in a Retinal Astrocytic Hamartoma. Ophthalmology, Volume 128, Issue 1, p. 99 (January 2021).

Achilles tending the wounded Patroclus
(Attic red-figure kylix, c. 500 BC)
(via Wikipedia)

4. Iliad by Homer – Book 5. Listening to the LoyalBooks free podcast version. (Wikipedia | Spark Notes)

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