Refractive Cataract Surgery: Best Practices and Advanced Technology, Second Edition

John Hovanesian, MD, FACS
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Book Description

Updated and expanded, this Second Edition of Refractive Cataract Surgery: Best Practices and Advanced Technology is a practical guide for cataract surgeons and general ophthalmologists who wish to take their practices to a new level by offering refractive solutions to their cataract patients.
All chapters have been updated to provide the latest information on premium surgery, including how-to chapters on extended depth-of-focus implants, intraoperative aberrometry, and femtosecond laser surgery. Both well-established and cutting-edge implants and techniques are presented in chapters that are organized by topic and detailed step-by-step.

Dr. John A. Hovanesian and his contributors include enhancement strategies such as piggyback lenses, laser enhancement, and incisional surgery which are presented as separate and complete solutions.

In addition to surgical strategies, Refractive Cataract Surgery, Second Edition explains 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.

New in the Second Edition:
  • Intraoperative aberrometry
  • Femtosecond laser cataract surgery
  • Diagnostic and management tools for ocular surface disease
  • Extended depth-of-focus implants
  • Updated information on Tecnis toric, Trulign, and other accommodating IOLs
  • Advice on various pricing models
Refractive Cataract Surgery: Best Practices and Advanced Technology, Second Edition explores every angle of premium surgery and practice and offers improvements for all levels of surgeons, from the resident to the experienced physician, resulting in a top experience and a lifetime of premium vision for the patient.

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About the Editor

Contributing Authors


Foreword to the Second Edition by Robert K. Maloney, MD, MA

Foreword to the First Edition by David F. Chang, MD


Section I     Setting the Stage for Premium Cataract Surgery

Chapter 1    How to Get Started in Premium Cataract Surgery

John A. Hovanesian, MD, FACS

Chapter 2    Refractive Intraocular Lenses: Everyday Ethical Issues

David F. Chang, MD and Bryan S. Lee, MD, JD

Chapter 3    Prognostic Predictors for Premium Intraocular Lenses

George O. Waring IV, MD; R. Luke Rebenitsch, MD, PCEO; and
                    Jason E. Stahl, MD

Chapter 4    Preparing the Ocular Surface for Cataract and Refractive

Jodi Luchs, MD, FACS

Chapter 5    Preoperative Testing for Refractive Cataract Surgery

Kevin Jwo, MD; William F. Wiley, MD; Ji Won Kwon, MD, PhD;
                    and Jimmy Lee, MD

Chapter 6    Practice Management Considerations of Refractive Cataract

Kevin J. Corcoran, COE, CPC, CPMA, FNAO

Chapter 7    Advertising and Public Relations for Premium Cataract

Paul Stubenbordt, BS

Chapter 8    Educating Patients About Refractive Cataract Surgery

John A. Hovanesian, MD, FACS

Section II     Surgical Technique and Implants

Chapter 9    Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery

Kendall E. Donaldson, MD, MS

Chapter 10  Intraoperative Wavefront Aberrometry

Joel M. Solano, MD and John P. Berdahl, MD

Chapter 11  Microincisional Cataract Surgery

Mujtaba A. Qazi, MD; Abu-Bakar Zafar, MD; and
                    Jay S. Pepose, MD, PhD

Chapter 12  Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery

Savak “Sev” Teymoorian, MD, MBA

Chapter 13  The Toric Intraocular Lens: Successful Strategies

Adi Abulafia, MD and Warren E. Hill, MD

Chapter 14  Limbal Relaxing Incisions

R. Bruce Wallace III, MD and John A. Hovanesian, MD, FACS

Chapter 15  Integrating Monovision Into Presbyopic Intraocular Lens

J. E. “Jay” McDonald II, MD and Garth Rotramel, BA, SPHR

Chapter 16  Multifocal Implants

Farrell (Toby) Tyson, MD, FACS

Chapter 17  Accommodating Implants: The Crystalens

Robert J. Weinstock, MD

Section III   Postoperative Considerations and Enhancements

Chapter 18  Refractive Intraocular Lenses: Managing Unhappy Patients

Eric Donnenfeld, MD; Alanna Nattis, DO; Eric Rosenberg, DO; and
                    Allon Barsam, MD, MA, MRCOphth

Chapter 19  Enhancement With Piggyback or Intraocular Lens

Adi Abulafia, MD and Warren E. Hill, MD

Chapter 20  Excimer Laser Enhancements After Intraocular Lens

Jay Bansal, MD and Arun C. Gulani, MD, MS

Chapter 21  Enhancements With Micro-Radial Keratotomy/Astigmatic

Frank A. Bucci Jr, MD

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“Particularly helpful are table overviews of the various available premium IOLs and corneal topography and tomography devices. This book achieves its stated aim of educating readers on how to develop a refractive cataract surgery practice. It provides helpful, practical advice on creating a patient-oriented practice along with a useful discussion of surgical techniques and technology. “

               - : Charles C Lin, MD, Doody's Review Service

About the Editors

John A. Hovanesian, MD, FACS is a member of the clinical faculty at the 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. He 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 over 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 or 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

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 both of his sons’ Scout groups and also as chairman of the board of directors of the Orange County, California Council. He also volunteers with Armenian EyeCare Project, a nonprofit focused on eliminating preventable blindness in the former Soviet Union. He and his wife also teach Sunday school at his church in Costa Mesa, California.