Advice for your first medical mission

By: John A. Hovanesian, MD, FACS One of the strongest motivators for choosing a career in medicine is a sense of duty to help our fellow man. Through our early medical training, many of us gain a special desire to help those in far-reaching places where medical care is less abundant. As a relatively new… Read More

Opportunities and challenges for digital innovation in medicine

By: John A. Hovanesian, MD, FACS Believe it or not, it’s only been 15 years since the use of electronic health records became common in the U.S. Many of our early-career colleagues grew up in medicine with these systems already in place and never experienced the challenges of starting to use EHR when these systems were not really… Read More

Real-world Pearls for iDose TR Implantation

Information on initial experience complements clinical trial data. By: Savak “Sev” Teymoorian, MD, MBA In recent years, glaucoma specialists have witnessed exciting therapeutic developments aimed at addressing important unmet clinical needs for patients. Topical agents often remain first-line therapies in the armamentarium, with demonstrated efficacy and safety results in the clinical trial setting. However, as… Read More

New Treatment Option to Reduce Eye Pressure in Patients with Ocular Hypertension and Open-Angle Glaucoma

iDose® TR helps patients with glaucoma take long-term control of high eye pressure Laguna Hills, CA, February 20, 2024 – Harvard Eye Associates is proud to announce the availability of iDose® TR (travoprost intraocular implant) 75 mcg. iDose® TR is a new, FDA-approved treatment that is designed to provide long duration, continuous drug therapy directly… Read More

Harvard Eye Associates Physician Named on The Ophthalmologist’s 2023 Power List

Laguna Hills, CA, April 12th, 2023 – An ophthalmic surgeon, John Hovanesian, M.D., from Harvard Eye Associates was named as one of the 100 most influential people worldwide in eye care by the UK publication The Ophthalmologist. This year’s “Power List” has a special focus on “10 Years of Excellence and Impact” in ophthalmology. The… Read More

Harvard Eye Associates is the first to implant the new IC-8® Apthera™ intraocular lens in Orange County, CA

The IC-8® Apthera™ intraocular lens is the first and only small aperture lens for cataract surgery Laguna Hills, Ca. — Harvard Eye Associates, a multi-specialty ophthalmology practice, implanted the first IC-8® Apthera™ intraocular lens (IOL) in Orange County, CA since US FDA approval of this new implant. The Apthera™ lens is the first and only… Read More

Innovation changing the philosophy of glaucoma treatment


Innovation is changing the philosophy of glaucoma treatment from a drop-dependent approach to an interventional, procedure-based approach, according to Savak Teymoorian, MD. “In the pursuit of making glaucoma care better, we ask ourselves, what can we do to improve our patients’ therapy? We realized that eye drop options, as they stand, simply wouldn’t be the… Read More

Introducing EVO Visian ICL Lens:

The Latest Advancement in Vision Correction Surgery EVO Visian ICL is a lens that can be an alternative choice for permanent vision correction even when LASIK is not an option. If you have been imagining a life with less dependence on contact lenses or glasses, it can be disappointing to be told that you are… Read More

Harvard Eye Associates Doctor Named on The Ophthalmologist’s 2022 Worldwide Power List

The Power List includes the top 100 most influential people in the world of ophthalmology. Laguna Hills, CA, April 14, 2022 – A doctor from Harvard Eye Associates of Orange County, California was named among the top 100 most influential people in the world of ophthalmology. After thousands of nominations were received and the final… Read More

Harvard Eye Associates Surgeons Implant the First U.S. AccuraSee™ IOPCL to Treat Macular Degeneration

Laguna Hills, Ca.— Harvard Eye Associates reported that its surgeons have implanted the first worldwide AccuraSee™ Intraocular Pseudophakic Contact Lens (IOPCL) to improve near vision in patients with macular degeneration.  Macular degeneration, the country’s leading cause of legal blindness in people over age 65, is a disease caused by aging of the delicate cells in… Read More