Protecting Sight #238: Learning financial literacy in prison. Manual SICS with nucleus bisection. The challenges and rewards of treating pediatric patients. 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 – Curtis “Wall Street” Carroll: How I learned to read — and trade stocks — in prison. “Financial literacy isn’t a skill — it’s a lifestyle. Take it from Curtis “Wall Street” Carroll. As an incarcerated individual, Carroll knows the power of a dollar. While in prison, he taught himself how to read and trade stocks, and now he shares a simple, powerful message: we all need to be more savvy with our money.” (

Excellent Ted talk. Thought provoking and filled with insights.

2. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – CataractCoach Manual SICS with nucleus bisection.

3. 5 Questions with Yoshihiro Yonekawa, MD (Retina Today, January/February 2021). Constantly inspired by colleagues who share a love of learning and mission to protect sight. With thanks to Dr. Yonekawa for his innovative techniques and compassionate patient care. I often wonder when cutting edge colleagues have time to sleep!

4. Iliad by Homer – Book 15. Listening to the LoyalBooks free podcast version. (Wikipedia | Spark Notes)

Join us on Wednesday February 24, 9 pm EST!

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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