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: An evidence-based approach to choosing presbyopia-correcting implants

January 8, 2018

Without question, extended depth of focus lenses have heightened interest in presbyopia-correcting lenses for surgeons and patients. As our cover story relates, these…

BLOG: CXL plus PRK — we need it now

December 29, 2017

The U.S. approval of corneal collagen cross-linking for ectatic disorders has created hope for so many patients with keratoconus, but the real benefit of CXL is if it…

BLOG: What are we doing and what should we be doing to prevent infection?

December 15, 2017

Ten years ago, the prevailing sentiment among anterior segment surgeons was that the best way to prevent infection from aggressive bacteria was to use…

BLOG: Three reasons why this is the decade for inherited retinal disease

December 5, 2017

David Bogorad, one of my cataract surgeon mentors, used to poke fun at our retina colleagues, saying, “It takes no guts to operate on a blind eye.” Indeed…

BLOG: Why heads-up surgery will change everything

November 25, 2017

In this issue of OSN, our cover story explores “heads-up surgery” — the use of cameras and 3-D monitors to visualize surgery instead of a traditional…

How much do you really care about pain?

November 8, 2017

How important pain is depends upon whether you’re the one causing it or the one experiencing it. To our patients, all pain is important. Several years ago, we did…

BLOG: It's time to laser the vitreous

October 20, 2017

Much controversy has surrounded the subject of our cover story in this issue of OSN — the use of YAG lasers to treat vitreous floaters. The dogma in our specialty…

BLOG: Compound problems

October 6, 2017

In the cover story of this issue of OSN, we tackle the conundrum of compounding pharmacies. To put it simply, the problem is that patient safety always comes first, but…

BLOG: Should we treat asymptomatic dry eye like diabetes?

September 20, 2017

In recent years the therapeutic approach to diabetes has changed dramatically, with the definition of this disease occurring at much earlier states of the disease. This…

BLOG: Three ways big data will change doctors' practices

August 31, 2017

In this issue of Ocular Surgery News, our cover story discusses changes in the field of medicine based on data that can be aggregated from multiple sources, including…