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 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…

BLOG: Premium lenses in patients with maculopathy: Blasphemy?

August 17, 2018

Today, phacoemulsification is the standard of care for patients undergoing cataract surgery in the U.S., and any surgeon routinely performing the old extracapsular lens…

BLOG: Three new truths about dry eye

July 31, 2018

Just a few years ago, many clinicians considered dry eye an afterthought to the “real” care that we provided patients in our offices. Many of us looked upon…

BLOG: Why we defend the status quo

July 19, 2018

When I was in high school, my mother — a gifted cook — vigorously resisted buying a microwave oven. “I don’t need that box taking up my counter…

BLOG: Do FLACS, Zepto, miLOOP or all three?

July 3, 2018

It’s now been 8 years since the U.S. approval of the first instrument for femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery in the United States, yet the adoption of…

BLOG: Artificial intelligence corrals diabetic maculopathy in the developing world

June 15, 2018

In the developing world, shortcuts are taken everywhere in health care. Surgeons operate without gloves. Instruments are dipped in alcohol between use in two or more…

BLOG: Emra, Alexa's unborn cousin

May 31, 2018

What if I had a virtual assistant who could do for electronic medical records what Alexa, the little electronic cylinder in my kitchen, does for my family? At a family…

BLOG: The optic nerve, the final frontier

May 17, 2018

Nothing is more humbling than the vastness of space, and nothing challenges our science more than traveling beyond our planet. The focus of our cover story in this issue…

BLOG: Getting out of a DWI

May 1, 2018

A number of years ago I overheard a colleague who works for a large eye care device company tell me she had to speak to a doctor about his “DWI.”…