Protecting Sight #237: How technology changes our sense of right and wrong. A resident’s first anterior vitrectomy, angle closure in pediatric patient, and progressive iris pigmentation loss.

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 – Juan Enriquez: How technology changes our sense of right and wrong. “What drives society’s understanding of right and wrong? In this thought-provoking talk, futurist Juan Enriquez offers a historical outlook on what humanity once deemed acceptable — from human sacrifice and public executions to slavery and eating meat — and makes a surprising case that exponential advances in technology leads to more ethical behavior.” (

Featured talk. Thought provoking and filled with insights. Superb.

2A. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – CataractCoach 1005: Resident’s first Anterior Vitrectomy. Great recovery and well done.

15yo one-eye patient with small anterior segment, history of ROP, referred to me for advanced chronic angle closure glaucoma, 360 degrees of PAS with IOP 35mmHg on maximum meds and oral Diamox. Biometry: 21.24mm AL, 2.25mm ACD, 4.64mm LT, 10.4mm WTW.

2B. Ike Ahmed MD – Angle closure in pediatric patient: Lensectomy, CTR, goniosynechialysis, goniotomy & iStents (YouTube)

3. de Carlo T, Sarran R, Vajaranant TS. An African American Man With Progressive Loss of Iris Pigmentation in Both EyesJAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(10):1089–1090. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.1417

4. All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten: Uncommon Thoughts on Common Things by Robert Fulghum (page 173-196). Finished!

This book was good. Brilliant marketing with the book title (17 million copies) and the subject of the first essay. I also enjoyed one of the last essays on Mother Teresa.

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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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