Protecting Sight #299: The beauty of what we’ll never know. Phaco, istent, & Leber hereditary optic neuropathy. Join us for ICC Comedy Night!

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 – Pico Iyer: The beauty of what we’ll never know. “Almost 30 years ago, Pico Iyer took a trip to Japan, fell in love with the country and moved there. A keen observer of the human spirit, Iyer professes that he now feels he knows far less about Japan — or, indeed, about anything — than he thought he knew three decades ago. In this lyrical meditation on wisdom, Iyer expands on this curious insight about knowledge gained with age: that the more we know, the more we see how little we know.” (

I was drawn to the title of this trending talk. Mesmerized by the storytelling.

2. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – 1067: Phaco and iStent Glaucoma device. Well done.

3. Andrew Lee MD – Leber hereditary optic neuropathy.

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 16, “Business Writing: Writing in Your Job.”

5. ICC Comedy Night is back! We’ve gathered a top-tier line up for our popular comedy night event!

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Sunday, April 11, 7:30 pm EST (not IST!)

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