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: 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…

BLOG: The best way to treat corneal blindness

January 2, 2020

According to the WHO, about 39 million people worldwide are blind, of whom 12%, or about 5 million, have corneal blindness. About 50% to 60% of those are eligible for…

BLOG: FDA approves, but payers decide

December 9, 2019

What does it mean when a drug or device is FDA approved but patients can’t get it? How many doctors have prescribed a newly released drug only to run into…

BLOG: The biggest problem with collagen cross-linking

December 5, 2019

The biggest problem with collagen cross-linking for keratoconus is that we are not doing enough of it. Depending on how you measure it, the incidence of keratoconus is…

BLOG: If you could clone yourself

November 18, 2019

Doctors, what is your most valuable resource and the one thing every patient wants more of? Your time. Being an excellent doctor requires lots of listening and…

Blog: Which shoe do you put on first?

November 4, 2019

Which shoe do you put on first in the morning? Most of us have no idea because, although it’s part of a complex set of actions, we do it without conscious thought…

BLOG: The best of OIS

October 25, 2019

This year’s American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting was one of the best ever with loads of new technologies entering eye care, including the first trifocal lens…

BLOG: Four principles for partnership harmony

October 21, 2019

Raymond Hall once said, “All marriages are happy. It’s the living together afterward that causes all the trouble.” And it was my now-retired partner…

BLOG: What makes a new procedure successful?

October 9, 2019

In this issue of Ocular Surgery News, our cover story explores two new procedures that promise to restore natural accommodation among presbyopes: VisAbility from Refocus…

BLOG: Three predictions on the future of glaucoma

September 23, 2019

As we discuss in the cover story in this issue of Ocular Surgery News, glaucoma is becoming a more surgical disease, not just because of the new LiGHT study data on the…