Protecting Sight #236: TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat & the rise of bite-sized content. Capsular rip in white cataracts, optic nerve edema, & hyperviscosity syndrome. The Iliad & KOL Knockout Cataract Edition.

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 – Qiuqing Tai: TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat — and the rise of bite-sized content. “Short videos — 60 seconds or less, made and shared on apps like TikTok, Snapchat and Instagram — are more than just a fun way to pass the time; they’ve transformed how we work, communicate and learn. Digital strategist Qiuqing Tai explores the explosive rise of bite-sized content and forecasts its promise as an economic and social force.” (

An excellent Ted Talk, filled with insights, which highlights the pearls of short videos. Across social media platforms, industries, and continents.

2. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – CataractCoach 1004: Preventing Capsular Rip in white cataracts

3. Michalak SM, Meekins LC, Ali MH. Optic Nerve Edema, Venous Stasis Retinopathy, and Peripheral Retinal Whitening in a Teenage GirlJAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(10):1087–1088. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.1398

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

4. Iliad by Homer – Book 14. Listening to the LoyalBooks free podcast version. (Wikipedia | Spark Notes)

5. KOL Knockout™: Cataract Edition — Maximizing the Use of Aberrometry, Femtosecond Lasers, and Advanced IOLs to Improve Postoperative Outcomes in Cataract Surgery. Join us on Wednesday February 24 at 9 pm EST! Delighted to be a panelist with cutting edge colleagues. Registration (FREE CME!)

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