#ProtectingSight #452: The way we think about charity. White cataracts & myopic neuro-ophthalmology findings. The prevalence of visual impairment in urban populations.

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

1. Ted Talk – Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong.

I loved Dan Pallotta’s other Ted Talk,  “The dream we haven’t dared to dream,” which I featured in Protecting Sight #118. In this talk, he lays the groundwork on rethinking the role of non-profits vs. profit making organizations. He makes excellent points on the missed opportunity to support non-profits in the name of holding down costs.

2A. Cataract Surgery – Dr. Uday Devgan – 1220: white cataract phaco puncture. Excellent case and result. Resident & professor did a superb job!

2B. Dr Deepak Megur – Manual SICS basics- The Phaco-Sandwich technique. Dr Megur is an amazing surgeon. His teaching videos are superb.

3. Andrew Lee MD – Myopia in Neuro Ophthalmology.

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

4. Rahmani B, Tielsch JM, Katz J, Gottsch J, Quigley H, Javitt J, Sommer A. The cause-specific prevalence of visual impairment in an urban population. The Baltimore Eye Survey. Ophthalmology. 1996 Nov;103(11):1721-6. doi: 10.1016/s0161-6420(96)30435-1. PMID: 8942862.

Revisiting a classic ophthalmology article as I prepare for this weekend’s American Academy of Ophthalmology board of trustees meeting!

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