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: Steroid wars

January 8, 2019

The year 2019 is already shaping up to be one of intense competition between steroid products for use in eye surgery. Of all the topical steroids prescribed today, about…

BLOG: Three reasons to hire a glaucoma specialist

January 3, 2019

Whether you’re a solo practitioner or a group practice, it can be difficult to decide when and how to hire additional physicians. Hiring is neither easy, nor does…

BLOG: What’s ahead in 2019

December 14, 2018

If you want to know the future, look no further than the FDA’s coming Prescription Drug User Fee Act announcements calendar. While not all drugs reviewed by the…

BLOG: The trifocals are coming, but what meanwhile?

December 2, 2018

If we had an ideal lens implant, it would provide patients with excellent uncorrected distance, intermediate and near vision, giving near-total spectacle independence…

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…