Protecting Sight #313: How to disagree productively and find common ground. Iris hooks, neuroretinitis, & The Iliad. The Rise, Fall, & Rise of Private Equity in Ophthalmology. #MYF2021

Welcome to my daily learning journal. Here is today’s list:

1. Ted Talk – Julia Dhar: How to disagree productively and find common ground. “Some days, it feels like the only thing we can agree on is that we can’t agree — on anything. Drawing on her background as a world debate champion, Julia Dhar offers three techniques to reshape the way we talk to each other so we can start disagreeing productively and finding common ground — over family dinners, during work meetings and in our national conversations.” (

Excellent Ted Talk. I also recommend Julia Dhar’s second Ted Talk, How to have constructive conversations.

2. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – 1081: if you need iris hooks, use them. Nice case.

3. Andrew Lee MD – Neuroretinitis.

Dr. Lee’s 450+ neuro-ophthalmology reviews are around 5 minutes each & perfect for lifelong learning.

4. Iliad by Homer – Book 23 (“The Funeral Games of Patroclus”) Listening to the LoyalBooks free podcast version. (Wikipedia | Spark Notes).

5. I will be moderating a session on The Rise, Fall and Rise of Private Equity & Corporatization in Ophthalmology this Saturday, April 25 at 8:10 am PST (11:10 am EST). Our all-star panel includes Chris Albanis, MD, Bob Wiggins, MD, & Julia Lee, JD.

This session is part of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Mid-Year Forum. At the MYF2021, ophthalmology comes together to discuss politics, policy, and practice management.

Free Registration for AAO and AAOE members!

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