Protecting Sight #215: How to manage your time more effectively. How the first eye gives insights in second eye surgery. Biosimilars and the Iliad. Join us for a free Wills Eye Meet The Experts webinar.

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 – Brian Christian: How to manage your time more effectively (according to machines). “Human beings and computers alike share the challenge of how to get as much done as possible in a limited time. Over the last fifty or so years, computer scientists have learned a lot of good strategies for managing time effectively— and they have a lot of experience with what can go wrong. Brian Christian shares how we can use some of these insights to help make the most of our own lives. [Directed by Draško Ivezić, narrated by Addison Anderson].” (

Love these computer-based insights on time management!

2. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – Cataract Quiz: First eye predicts the next. Dr. Devgan writes, “This patient had cataract surgery in the first eye a few years ago and when we look at the undilated pupil, we see a white crescent of tissue. What is that? And how can it predict issues with the second eye cataract surgery?”

Close But Not Exact

3. Biosimilars in Ophthalmology. “In theory, biosimilars will be comparable to proven biotherapeutics with regard to safety and efficacy—but available at a radically lower cost. Will this promise be fulfilled? This month’s EyeNet feature takes a look at the pros and cons of these agents.” (EyeNet January 2021)

Excellent primer on biosimilars.

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

4. Iliad by Homer – Book 7. Listening to the LoyalBooks free podcast version. (Wikipedia | Spark Notes)

5. FREE CME! Join us for the Wills Eye Meet The Experts. Saturday January 16, 2021, 8AM-10AM. Register here. Cutting edge topics and perfect for a Saturday morning!

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