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: How to know if a new product will succeed

May 15, 2019

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…

BLOG: Impending doom? What should your practice do now?

April 16, 2019

Our cover story in this issue of Ocular Surgery News discusses the sobering “megatrends” that will shrink the health care dollar and change our future…

BLOG: Here’s to the old guys (and gals)

April 1, 2019

Whether we trained in the U.S. or abroad, close to our present home or far, we carry from our mentors an indelible mark on our careers, and for most of us their…

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…