John A. Hovanesian, MD, FACS, focuses his blog on real-world comanagement cases with valuable take-home messages. Dr. Hovanesian is a specialist in cornea, external ocular disease and refractive and cataract surgery with Harvard Eye Associates in Laguna Hills, Calif., a clinical instructor at UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute and a member of the Primary Care Optometry News Editorial Board.

BLOG: Embrace newer presbyopia therapies

February 15, 2018

They say there are four stages of life. First, you believe in Santa Claus. Then, you don’t believe in Santa Claus. Next, you are Santa Claus. Finally, you begin to…

BLOG: Corneal inlays need a boost from eye care providers

January 11, 2018

The Raindrop corneal inlay from ReVision Optics and the AcuFocus Kamra corneal inlay have been implanted in thousands of eyes. Ninety-five percent of patients with these…

BLOG: MIGS simplified

December 12, 2017

There’s no question that MIGS has become a worthwhile add-on to cataract surgery. The well-deserved amount of attention in journals and at meetings to these new…

BLOG: When have you last seen your PCP?

November 8, 2017

Diabetes has been called the disease that will bankrupt Medicare. As the single most expensive disease we treat, it cost more than $100 billion last year in the U.S…

BLOG: Seek talent, grow, differentiate to succeed

October 24, 2017

Over the years, a number of physician colleagues have wondered out loud whether earning an executive MBA would help them better future-proof their practices. To be…

BLOG: Surgeons should adopt SMILE

August 31, 2017

Small incision lenticule extraction, or SMILE, is a procedure where a femtosecond laser is used to create an intrastromal lenticule that is surgically extracted through…

BLOG: Approved products for challenging cases needed

August 8, 2017

I have a message for the FDA: What surgeons really need in practicing medicine in the U.S. are approved products for unusual cases. How many orphan procedures would…

BLOG: The quest for artificial intelligence-driven EHR

July 19, 2017

Many physicians are frustrated by the requirement to document their quality of care through the new MACRA and MIPs quality of care rules from CMS. For most, it is…

BLOG: Consider cataract surgery sooner rather than later in glaucoma patients

July 3, 2017

I encourage everyone to think about an earlier approach to cataract surgery in patients with glaucoma, and here is why: Earlier surgery does a favor to the ocular…

BLOG: Patients find significant relief with microblepharoexfoliation

June 2, 2017

Advances in dry eye are coming at a furious pace, with new diagnostics and new therapeutic agents addressing a condition whose importance has recently been elevated…