Protecting Sight #263: Every piece of art you’ve ever wanted to see — up close and searchable. Adjustable flange for scleral fixation. Dorsal midbrain syndrome & mastering indistraction.

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 – Amit Sood: Every piece of art you’ve ever wanted to see — up close and searchable. “What does a cultural Big Bang look like? For Amit Sood, director of Google’s Cultural Institute and Art Project, it’s an online platform where anyone can explore the world’s greatest collections of art and artifacts in vivid, lifelike detail. Join Sood and Google artist in residence Cyril Diagne in a mind-bending demo of experiments from the Cultural Institute and glimpse the exciting future of accessibility to arts and culture.” (

A remarkable Ted Talk. Filled with creativity. I remember when the Google Arts & Culture app went viral a few years ago. Have not visited the app in a few years and look forward to re-engaging.

2A. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – 1031: resident phaco chop critique.

2B. Adjustable Flange Technique for Scleral Fixation of Single-Piece IOL (AAO ONE Network Editor’s Choice) – Drs. Ekjyot Gill and David Mostafavi demonstrate a modified Yamane technique for scleral fixation of a single-piece IOL. Excellent technique!

3. Andrew Lee MD – Dorsal midbrain syndrome, Parinaud syndrome. Dr. Lee’s neuro-ophthalmology reviews are around 5-7 minutes. High-yield insights and pearls.

4. #104 Nir Eyal: Mastering Indistraction. “Bestselling author of Hooked and Indistractable, Nir Eyal was dubbed by The M.I.T. Technology Review as, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.” In this episode, Shane and Nir discuss regaining control of our attention from technology, how to get more done in less time, controlling the things you have agency over and so much more.”

Have already started to implement the pearls mentioned in this podcast episode.

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