Protecting Sight #244: Why you should read Toni Morrison’s “Beloved.” White cataract chop, pseudo-papilledema, and Dr. Frisén’s optic swelling grading scale. Achilles goes out to fight. Happy Lunar New Year! #YearoftheOx

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 – Yen Pham: Why should you read Toni Morrison’s “Beloved”? “Two tiny handprints stamped into a cake. A mirror that shatters without warning. A trail of cracker crumbs strewn along the floor. Everyone at 124 Bluestone Road knows their home is haunted— but there’s no mystery about the spirit tormenting them. So begins “Beloved,” Toni Morrison’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Yen Pham digs into the novel’s exploration of the dehumanizing effects of slavery. [Directed by Héloïse Dorsan Rachet, narrated by Christina Greer, music by Salil Bhayani].”

2. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – CataractCoach 1012: Resident White Cataract Chop. Good hands & great case.

3A. Andrew Lee MD – Pseudo-Papilledema

3B. Frisén L. Swelling of the optic nerve head: a staging schemeJ Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 1982;45(1):13-18. doi:10.1136/jnnp.45.1.13

This is the original article describing Dr. Frisén’s grading scale.

4. Iliad by Homer – Book 19. Listening to the LoyalBooks free podcast version. (Wikipedia | Spark Notes)

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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!)

Happy Lunar New Year!
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