Protecting Sight #253: How theater survives pandemics. Nucleus loss & supranuclear control. The Great Mental Models & First Principle Thinking. MIT intro course on bitcoin, blockchain, & money.

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 – Cara Greene Epstein: How theater weathers wars, outlasts empires and survives pandemics. “When catastrophe strikes, art prevails — and has done so for centuries. In this fascinating talk, writer and director Cara Greene Epstein places the closing of theaters during the coronavirus pandemic in a historical context, exploring how we can use this intermission to imagine a more just, representative and beautiful world, onstage and off.” ( Insightful talk.

2. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – 1021: the nucleus drops during phaco. Excellent pearls for recovery.

3. Andrew Lee MD – Supranuclear control of cranial nerves. Great reviews of neuro-ophthalmology concepts.

4. The Great Mental Models Volume 1: General Thinking Concepts by Shane Parrish and Rhiannon Beaubien. 2019. “First Principles Thinking.” I am savoring a chapter a day, which helps to reflect on these concepts.

5. MIT Open Cours, “Introduction for 15.S12 Blockchain and Money, Fall 2018.” Prof. Gary Gensler View the complete course: Excellent introduction. Hope to watch the rest of the course in the weeks ahead.

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6. 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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