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: 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…

BLOG: Do premium lenses belong in non-premium eyes?

September 3, 2019

In the cover story of this issue of Ocular Surgery News, we explore the value of OCT scanning in preoperative cataract surgery evaluation. Indeed a useful tool, OCT…

BLOG: Why do we treat patients like camels?

August 19, 2019

There’s an old expression, “Nobody cares what his camel thinks till it dies in the middle of the Sahara.” Uncomplaining, a camel is supposed to deliver…

BLOG: If you do just one thing for your cataract patients

August 2, 2019

The cover story in this issue of Ocular Surgery News explores a promising new breed of accommodating lenses that are likely to drive excitement in refractive cataract…

BLOG: How to know your business

July 8, 2019

When we leave medical training and join a private practice, fairly quickly most of us learn that the biggest challenges we’ll face at work are not how to treat our…

BLOG: What is your practice’s culture?

June 26, 2019

In the business world, there’s an expression, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” In other words, a company selling the right product at the right…