#ProtectingSight #400: Are we ready for the next outbreak? Descemet’s detachment, black cataract, & monocular diplopia. The key to success in life is delayed gratification. An open invitation to Aetna & CVSHealth leadership.

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

1. Ted Talk – Bill Gates: The next outbreak? We’re not ready. “In 2014, the world avoided a global outbreak of Ebola, thanks to thousands of selfless health workers — plus, frankly, some very good luck. In hindsight, we know what we should have done better. So, now’s the time, Bill Gates suggests, to put all our good ideas into practice, from scenario planning to vaccine research to health worker training. As he says, “There’s no need to panic … but we need to get going.”” (ted.com)

This 2014 talk was amazingly prescient.

2A. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – 1168: rescue this descemet’s detachment. Great case & save.

2B. Dr. Andrew Kovalenko – Black cataract surgery complications – Well done. Filled with pearls.

3. Andrew Lee MD – Monocular Diplopia.

Dr. Lee’s neuro-ophthalmology reviews are perfect for lifelong learning.

4. Gautam Baid – The Joys of Compounding: The Passionate Pursuit of Lifelong Learning, Revised and Updated (Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing Series). Chapter 11, “The Key to Success in Life is Delayed Gratification.”

I continue to enjoy books on value investing, lifelong learning, mental models, and more. Excellent chapters with amazing quotations.

5. An OPEN INVITATION to CVS Health CEO, Aetna CEO & leadership teams – I have issued an open invitation to Aetna & CVSHealth CEO Karen S. Lynch to visit my office. I’ll schedule only Aetna patients who have cataracts on the day of visit.

Together, we can discuss the impact which cataracts have on a patient’s vision and quality of life. And also the impact which Aetna’s new preauthorization policy has on our most vulnerable patients. Deliberate delays in appropriate care hurt patients & society.

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