Premium Cataract Surgery: A Step-by-Step Guide
In Premium Cataract Surgery: A Step-by-Step Guide, Dr. John A. Hovanesian presents the complicated subject of premium cataract surgery in an approachable manner for all cataract surgeons looking to elevate their skill level and improve patient experience.
Premium Cataract Surgery: A Step-by-Step Guide packages all aspects of premium surgery into a practical guide for eye surgeons who wish to take their practices to a new level by offering cataract patients refractive solutions, such as astigmatism and presbyopia correction. Both well-established and new techniques and implants are presented in chapters that are organized by topic and detailed step-by-step.
Chapters cover every subject related to premium surgery, including how-to chapters on microincision technique, toric implants, limbal relaxing incisions, advanced monovision, multifocals, and accommodating lenses. Enhancement strategies such as piggyback lenses, laser enhancement, and incisional surgery are presented as separate and complete solutions.
In addition to surgical solution strategies, Dr. Hovanesian focuses this book on the psychology of creating a premium practice. Non technical matters such as patient screening, ethics, communicating the value of lenses, and managing the unhappy patient are thoroughly presented with easy-to-adopt ideas for the resident or seasoned veteran.
Administrative Matters Addressed:
- Equipment and staffing needs
- Medicare compliance
- Communicating with pre operative and post operative patients
Premium Cataract Surgery: A Step-by-Step Guide explores every angle of premium surgery and practice and offers improvements for all levels of surgeons, from the resident to the experienced clinician, resulting in a top experience and a lifetime of premium vision for the patient.
Section I Setting the Stage for Premium Cataract Surgery
Chapter 1 How to Get Started in Premium Cataract Surgery
Chapter 2 Presbyopia-Correcting Intraocular Lenses: Everyday Ethical Issues
Chapter 3 Prognostic Predictors for Premium Intraocular Lenses
Chapter 4 Practice Management Considerations of Refractive Cataract Surgery
Chapter 5 Advertising and Public Relations for Premium Cataract Surgery
Chapter 6 Educating Patients About Refractive Cataract Surgery
Section II Surgical Technique and Implants
Chapter 7 Microincisional Cataract Surgery
Mujtaba A. Qazi, MD and Jay S. Pepose, MD, PhD
Chapter 8 The Toric Intraocular Lens: Successful Strategies
Chapter 9 Limbal Relaxing Incisions
Chapter 10 Integrating Monovision Into Presbyopic Intraocular Lens Surgery
Chapter 11 Multifocal Implants
Chapter 12 Accommodating Implants: The Crystalens
Section III Postoperative Considerations and Enhancements
Chapter 13 Managing Unhappy Patients
Chapter 14 Enhancement With Piggyback or Intraocular Lens Exchanges
Chapter 15 Excimer Laser Enhancements After Intraocular Lens Surgery
Chapter 16 Enhancements With Micro-Radial Keratotomy/Astigmatic Keratotomy
About the Editor
John A. Hovanesian, MD is a member of the clinical faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Jules Stein Eye Institute and is in private ophthalmic practice in Laguna Hills, California, with Harvard Eye Associates. He completed his undergraduate training in 3 years in the Honors Chemistry program at the University of Michigan, where he was a James B. Angell Scholar and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society as a sophomore. After graduating summa cum laude, he earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital, where he was named Resident of the Year and was selected by his faculty to serve as chief resident. Dr. Hovanesian then completed a 2-year fellowship in cornea and external disease at the UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute. In his private practice in Southern California, he directs one of the countrys most recognized Food and Drug Administration study centers, evaluating new eye care technologies. He serves as a board member or consultant for more than 20 eye technology companies.
As the son of 2 teachers, Dr. Hovanesian enjoys contributing to ophthalmic education and serves the American Academy of Ophthalmology as editor of the Online News and Education networks cataract and anterior segment section. He is a regular contributor and member of the editorial board for Ocular Surgery News, Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today, The Premier Surgeon, Advanced Ocular Care, and Primary Care Optometry News. He blogs at www.osnsupersite.com/blog/hovanesian.aspx.
In his spare time, Dr. Hovanesian enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children. An Eagle Scout, he is also a volunteer leader with the Boy Scouts of America, serving as both cubmaster of his sons Cub Scout group and as an executive board member of the Orange County, California Council. He and his wife also teach Sunday school at his church in Costa Mesa, California.