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: Do premium lenses belong in non-premium eyes?

September 3, 2019

In the cover story of this issue of Ocular Surgery News, we explore the value of OCT scanning in preoperative cataract surgery evaluation. Indeed a useful tool, OCT…

BLOG: Why do we treat patients like camels?

August 19, 2019

There’s an old expression, “Nobody cares what his camel thinks till it dies in the middle of the Sahara.” Uncomplaining, a camel is supposed to deliver…

BLOG: If you do just one thing for your cataract patients

August 2, 2019

The cover story in this issue of Ocular Surgery News explores a promising new breed of accommodating lenses that are likely to drive excitement in refractive cataract…

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…