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: 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…

BLOG: The noble pursuit of premium lens surgery

March 4, 2019

A relative of mine recently had to have a tooth extracted. Discussing the restoration of her bite after the removal, the dentist explained that the traditional approach…

BLOG: Cross-link early and often

February 12, 2019

The remarkable evolution of keratoconus treatment in the past 10 years has brought many advances, including scleral contact lenses, collagen cross-linking, renewed

BLOG: Surgeon’s mantra: Replace what’s needed, do it gently

January 29, 2019

A few years ago, the field of retina underwent a revolution with newer, gentler ways of treating macular degeneration with injections instead of laser. Corneal…

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…