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: Embezzlement: It is your problem

November 15, 2018

If I said that you had an 83% chance of having a small cancer growing somewhere in your body, would you want to investigate and find out where, what kind and what you…

BLOG: What ‘dry eyes’ need is not water

November 2, 2018

“It’s better to look good than to feel good,” said Billy Crystal’s interpretation of Fernando Lamas, and it’s unfortunate that some of our…

BLOG: Next patient: Green, yellow or red?

October 19, 2018

In the cover story of this issue of Ocular Surgery News, we explore the way hand-held devices are changing health care around the world, giving us access to screen…

BLOG: A letter to my future cataract surgeon

October 11, 2018

Dear Doctor, I really appreciate your taking care of me, but I do have a few more questions. I know you are eminently qualified to do my cataract surgery because…

BLOG: Three tools every operating room should have

September 21, 2018

How we manage and avoid complications says more about us as surgeons than the number of procedures we perform or the refractive outcomes we strive for. Being prepared…

BLOG: Plaquenil propels practices

September 6, 2018

In the cover story of this issue of Ocular Surgery News, we explore evolving evaluation and treatment patterns for preventing macular toxicity from hydroxychloroquine…

BLOG: Premium lenses in patients with maculopathy: Blasphemy?

August 17, 2018

Today, phacoemulsification is the standard of care for patients undergoing cataract surgery in the U.S., and any surgeon routinely performing the old extracapsular lens…

BLOG: Three new truths about dry eye

July 31, 2018

Just a few years ago, many clinicians considered dry eye an afterthought to the “real” care that we provided patients in our offices. Many of us looked upon…

BLOG: Why we defend the status quo

July 19, 2018

When I was in high school, my mother — a gifted cook — vigorously resisted buying a microwave oven. “I don’t need that box taking up my counter…

BLOG: Do FLACS, Zepto, miLOOP or all three?

July 3, 2018

It’s now been 8 years since the U.S. approval of the first instrument for femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery in the United States, yet the adoption of…