John A. Hovanesian, MD, FACS, focuses his blog on new technologies and innovations and how ophthalmic practices can best incorporate them to benefit patients.

BLOG: What if you could scan a patient's mind?

May 20, 2020

Remember Spock with his mind meld? In just a few seconds of somewhat awkward intimacy, he could understand all the thoughts, knowledge and motivations of another person…

BLOG: Climbing out of COVID-19

April 29, 2020

At this writing, nearly half the world’s population is under lockdown to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. Virtually all medical practices across the…

BLOG: Three wishes for post-COVID-19 health care

April 14, 2020

So many frustrating unknowns surround us in this health care crisis. Whether we are a doctor or a staff member, an industry employee or a researcher, at this writing we…

BLOG: Would you operate without keratometry?

April 2, 2020

In our cover story of this issue of Ocular Surgery News, we explore the ASCRS Cornea Clinical Committee’s protocol for treating dry eye. I was part of this…

BLOG: Three questions for would-be clinical trial centers

March 18, 2020

As the cover story in this issue of Ocular Surgery News discusses, many physicians romanticize clinical research as an exciting way to deliver cutting-edge care to…

BLOG: Use your physician ‘superpowers’ during the coronavirus epidemic

March 17, 2020

Regardless of specialty, all us physicians are struggling during this pandemic to manage our patients, our practices, and our lives. We often forget that we doctors have…

BLOG: How to be a better doctor today

March 3, 2020

The cover story in this issue of Ocular Surgery News focuses on noninfectious uveitis and new treatments that help control inflammation. Some of them, like Yutiq from…

BLOG: Cataract surgery: Drop free, on label and best results ever

February 13, 2020

By watching my three children playing together, I’ve learned that the importance of pain depends on whether you’re the one giving it or the one receiving it…

BLOG: How to drive MIGS adoption

January 29, 2020

Every year I try to adopt at least one new procedure to keep my practice current. This takes effort. The easiest part is learning the technique and clinical scenarios in…

BLOG: Relieve your colleagues’ stress, build your practice

January 8, 2020

Being a primary care physician must be one of the toughest jobs in the world, taking responsibility for the monitoring and maintenance of thousands of sick patients. One…