Protecting Sight #289: Why winning doesn’t always equal success. Double capsulorhexis & a classic systemic masquerader. All writing is ultimately a question of solving a problem.

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 – Valorie Kondos Field: Why winning doesn’t always equal success. “Valorie Kondos Field knows a lot about winning. As the longtime coach of the UCLA women’s gymnastics team, she won championship after championship and has been widely acclaimed for her leadership. In this inspiring, brutally honest and, at times, gut-wrenching talk, she shares the secret to her success. Hint: it has nothing to do with ‘winning.'” (

Excellent talk. Filled with empathy, compassion, and pearls for success.

2. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – 1057: Resident Double Capsulorhexis. Well done.

3A. Andrew Lee MD – Pursuit eye movements- control centers.

Dr. Lee’s 450+ neuro-ophthalmology reviews are around 5 minutes each. Perfect for the busy clinician & trainee. I plan to watch one a day, from oldest to newest.

3B. Jason Hsu, MD and Samir N. Patel, MD. Symptoms betray common masquerader. Retina Specialist, September/October 2020.

4. William Zinsser, On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction. Chapters 8 (Unity).

“All writing is ultimately a question of solving a problem.”

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