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: 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…

BLOG: ROP: A growing burden on the not-so-poor world

June 17, 2019

If she were born 15 years ago, 2-year-old Marina Gabrielian would not have lived long enough to develop retinopathy of prematurity. Fortunately for her, the maternity…

BLOG: A staged approach to MIGS

June 3, 2019

Every year we see more objective evidence that glaucoma should be treated with eye drops only when surgery fails, rather than the other way around. The LiGHT study…

BLOG: A set of rules for practicing by

May 20, 2019

In this issue of OSN, our cover story discusses expansion of optometric scope of practice in some states and how this may impact future patient care. The debate over…

BLOG: How to know if a new product will succeed

May 15, 2019

At the San Diego Ophthalmology Innovation Summit, many exciting developments from startup companies were announced. First, some memorable examples:

BLOG: Preserving surgical athletes

May 8, 2019

We eye surgeons collectively possess a pool of skills that are both rare and not easily renewable with physicians to replace us. The declining number in our profession…

BLOG: Impending doom? What should your practice do now?

April 16, 2019

Our cover story in this issue of Ocular Surgery News discusses the sobering “megatrends” that will shrink the health care dollar and change our future…

BLOG: Here’s to the old guys (and gals)

April 1, 2019

Whether we trained in the U.S. or abroad, close to our present home or far, we carry from our mentors an indelible mark on our careers, and for most of us their…

BLOG: Three predictions about presbyopia-correcting eye drops

March 18, 2019

Ask any presbyope, and they’ll tell you that restoring natural accommodation would not just serve their vanity. It would be a miracle. We still do not have a…