Protecting Sight #234: Walking, creativity, and optimizing your next brainstorm. Direct chop on intumescent cataracts & bilateral enlargement of all extraocular muscles.

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 – Marily Oppezzo: Want to be more creative? Go for a walk. “When trying to come up with a new idea, we all have times when we get stuck. But according to research by behavioral and learning scientist Marily Oppezzo, getting up and going for a walk might be all it takes to get your creative juices flowing. In this fun, fast talk, she explains how walking could help you get the most out of your next brainstorm.” (

Love this pearl.

2A. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – 1002: Do not upset the iris!

2B. Cataract Surgery – Dr. Neto Rosatelli – Phaco Clip #124 Direct Chop on Intumescent. “An intumescent cataract, safely approached by the double rhexis technique and direct chop.” Excellent technique.

3. Leung V, Maietta A, Kalin-Hajdu E. Bilateral Enlargement of All Extraocular MusclesJAMA Ophthalmol. Published online January 14, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.4679

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

4. Iliad by Homer – Book 12. Listening to the LoyalBooks free podcast version. (Wikipedia | Spark Notes)

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