In Premium Cataract Surgery: A Step-by-Step Guide, Dr. John A. Hovanesian presents
the complicated subject of premium cataract surgery in an approachable manner
for all cataract surgeons looking to elevate their skill level and improve patient
Premium Cataract Surgery: A Step-by-Step Guide packages all aspects of premium surgery into a practical guide for eye surgeons who wish to take their practices to a new level by offering cataract patients refractive solutions, such as astigmatism and presbyopia correction. Both well-established and new techniques and implants are presented in chapters that are organized by topic and detailed step-by-step.
Chapters cover every subject related to premium surgery, including how-to chapters on microincision technique, toric implants, limbal relaxing incisions, advanced monovision, multifocals, and accommodating lenses. Enhancement strategies such as piggyback lenses, laser enhancement, and incisional surgery are presented as separate and complete solutions.
In addition to surgical solution strategies, Dr. Hovanesian focuses this book on the psychology of creating a premium practice. Non technical matters such as patient screening, ethics, communicating the value of lenses, and managing the unhappy patient are thoroughly presented with easy-to-adopt ideas for the resident or seasoned veteran.
Administrative Matters Addressed:
· Equipment and staffing needs
· Medicare compliance
· Communicating with pre operative and post operative patients
Premium Cataract Surgery: A Step-by-Step Guide explores every angle of premium surgery and practice and offers improvements for all levels of surgeons, from the resident to the experienced clinician, resulting in a top experience and a lifetime of premium vision for the patient.
Section I Setting the Stage for Premium Cataract Surgery Chapter 1 How to Get
Started in Premium Cataract Surgery John A. Hovanesian, MDChapter 2 Presbyopia-Correcting
Intraocular Lenses: Everyday Ethical Issues David F. Chang, MDChapter 3 Prognostic
Predictors for Premium Intraocular Lenses George O. Waring IV, MD and Jason
E. Stahl, MDChapter 4 Practice Management Considerations of Refractive Cataract
Surgery Kevin J. Corcoran, COE, CPC, FNAOChapter 5 Advertising and Public Relations
for Premium Cataract Surgery Paul Stubenbordt, BSChapter 6 Educating Patients
About Refractive Cataract Surgery John A. Hovanesian, MDSection II Surgical
Technique and ImplantsChapter 7 Microincisional Cataract Surgery
Mujtaba A. Qazi, MD and Jay S. Pepose, MD, PhDChapter 8 The Toric Intraocular Lens: Successful Strategies Warren E. Hill, MD, FACSChapter 9 Limbal Relaxing Incisions R. Bruce Wallace III, MD Chapter 10 Integrating Monovision Into Presbyopic Intraocular Lens Surgery J. E. “Jay” McDonald II, MD and Garth Rotramel, BA, SPHRChapter 11 Multifocal Implants Farrell Toby Tyson, MD, FACSChapter 12 Accommodating Implants: The Crystalens Robert J. Weinstock, MDSection III Postoperative Considerations and EnhancementsChapter 13 Managing Unhappy Patients Allon Barsam, MD, MA, MRCOphth and Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, FACSChapter 14 Enhancement With Piggyback or Intraocular Lens Exchanges Warren E. Hill, MD, FACSChapter 15 Excimer Laser Enhancements After Intraocular Lens Surgery Jay Bansal, MD and Arun C. Gulani, MDChapter 16 Enhancements With Micro-Radial Keratotomy/Astigmatic Keratotomy Frank A. Bucci Jr, MDFinancial Disclosures
About the Editor
John A. Hovanesian, MD is a member of the clinical faculty at the University
of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Jules Stein Eye Institute and is in private
ophthalmic practice in Laguna Hills, California, with Harvard Eye Associates.
He completed his undergraduate training in 3 years in the Honors Chemistry program
at the University of Michigan, where he was a James B. Angell Scholar and was
inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society as a sophomore. After graduating
summa cum laude, he earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan
Medical School and completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital,
where he was named Resident of the Year and was selected by his faculty to serve
as chief resident. Dr. Hovanesian then completed a 2-year fellowship in cornea
and external disease at the UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute. In his private practice
in Southern California, he directs one of the country’s most recognized
Food and Drug Administration study centers, evaluating new eye care technologies.
He serves as a board member or consultant for more than 20 eye technology companies.
As the son of 2 teachers, Dr. Hovanesian enjoys contributing to ophthalmic education and serves the American Academy of Ophthalmology as editor of the Online News and Education network’s cataract and anterior segment section. He is a regular contributor and member of the editorial board for Ocular Surgery News, Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today, The Premier Surgeon, Advanced Ocular Care, and Primary Care Optometry News.He blogs at www.osnsupersite.com/blog/hovanesian.aspx.
In his spare time, Dr. Hovanesian enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children. An Eagle Scout, he is also a volunteer leader with the Boy Scouts of America, serving as both cubmaster of his son’s Cub Scout group and as an executive board member of the Orange County, California Council. He and his wife also teach Sunday school at his church in Costa Mesa, California.