Protecting Sight #297: The exploitation of US college athletes. Cortical cleaving hydro-dissection & posterior ischemic optic neuropathy. Writing is thinking on paper.

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 = Tim Nevius: The exploitation of US college athletes. “Colleges and universities in the US make billions of dollars each year from sports, compromising the health and education of athletes — who are disproportionately Black — in the name of money, power and pride. Sports lawyer and former NCAA investigator Tim Nevius exposes how the system exploits young talent and identifies fundamental reforms needed to protect players.” (

This is an excellent Ted Talk. Listed under trending talks — often a favorite source — and timely with the pending US Supreme Court case.

2. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – 1065: Cortical Cleaving hydro-dissection. Nice technique.

3. Andrew Lee MD – Posterior ischemic optic neuropathy (PION). (Also a review of AION!)

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. Chapter 15, “Science and Technology.”

Zinsser writes, “Writing is thinking on paper. Anyone who thinks clearly can write clearly, about anything at all.”

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