Protecting Sight #295: An election system that puts voters first. The ideal trifocal patient and visual variant of vertigo (VVV). Writing about places.

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 – Amber McReynolds: An election system that puts voters (not politicians) first. “From hours-long lines and limited polling locations to confusing and discriminatory registration policies, why is it so hard to vote in the US? Voting rights expert Amber McReynolds offers a proven alternative: a new process, already happening in parts of the country, that could bring accountability, transparency and equity to the outdated and sputtering system that American democracy currently relies on.” (

2. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan – 1063: Who is the ideal trifocal patient?

3. Andrew Lee MD – Visual variant of vertigo.

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.

4. William Zinsser, On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction. Chapters 13 (Writing About Places: The Travel Article).

Each chapter is filled with pearls to improve communication skills. Also, Zinsser includes vignettes from classic articles and books. The reading list grows.

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