Protecting Sight #307: The wildly complex anatomy of a sneaker. EDOFs & zonular dialysis. The death of Hector.

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 – Angel Chang: The wildly complex anatomy of a sneaker. “Australians call them “runners.” The British know them as “trainers.” Americans refer to them as “sneakers.” Whatever you call them, these casual shoes are worn by billions of people around the world. Today, roughly 23 billion shoes are produced each year. So, how can we balance our love of sneakers with the need for sustainability? Angel Chang explores how shoe manufacturing impacts our planet. [Directed and animated by Ella Dobson, narrated by Addison Anderson, music by Stephen LaRosa].” (

A fun Ted Talk with incredible data on the complexity of sneaker production.

2A. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – 1075: Can I use EDOF with eye disease?. Nice pearls.

2B. Brian M. Shafer, MD – Management of Zonular Dialysis and PC Rent. Excellent management of a referred complication.

3. Andrew Lee MD – Pharmacological dilated pupil.

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. Iliad by Homer – Book 22 (The death of Hector) Listening to the LoyalBooks free podcast version. (Wikipedia | Spark Notes).

Catching up on the Iliad with only 2 chapters to go! Ideally, would love to find a chart of all of the characters in this work.

5. “The Evolution of Cataract Surgery.” – Look forward to this Clubhouse session on Saturday April 17, 12 pm EST.

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