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 – ‘Gbenga Sesan: The paradigm shift toward equitable tech access across Africa. “Centuries of inequality can’t be solved with access to technology alone — we need to connect people with training and support too, says tech inclusionist ‘Gbenga Sesan. Sharing the work behind the Paradigm Initiative, a social enterprise in Nigeria that’s empowering young people with digital resources and skills, Sesan details a vision for creating life-changing opportunities for generations of people across Africa.”
A remarkable Ted Talk & worth watching twice.
2A. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – 1015: phaco flip + chop in pseudo-exfoliation. Great technique.
2B. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – Video Review: Posterior Polar Cataract Bowl Technique. Novel technique.
3A. Andrew Lee MD – Junctional scotoma Traquair & Junctional scotoma.
3B. Junctional Scotoma and Junctional scotoma of Traquair (EyeWiki)
3C. Grzybowski, A. (2009), Harry Moss Traquair (1875–1954), Scottish ophthalmologist and perimetrist. Acta Ophthalmologica, 87: 455-459. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-3768.2008.01286.x
Dr. Lee’s two-four minute reviews are filled with ophthalmology pearls. I often enjoy reading about the names behind conditions, which (since medical school) helps me to remember diseases. Dr. Traquair led an extraordinary life and I hope to one day stumble upon his 1927 book.
4. Episode 103: Loch Kelly: Effortless Mindfulness— “Loch Kelly is an author, meditation teacher, psychotherapist, and founder of the Open-Hearted Awareness Institute. Shane and Loch do a deep dive into mindfulness, consciousness, how to not let your emotions take over, ways to access your hidden awareness, debugging your mind and so much more.” Good episode & worth a listen.
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!)