Matossian Eye Associates Newsletter

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Cynthia Matossian, M.D., F.A.C.S
Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts & Advanced Technology Implants

Ilya Rozenbaum, M.D.
Glaucoma, Medical & Surgical,
Comprehensive Ophthalmology & Cataracts
Priya Desai, M.D.
Glaucoma, Medical & Surgical,
Comprehensive Ophthalmology & Cataracts

Sebastian Lesniak, M.D.
Cornea, Medical & Surgical, PRK & LASIK
Henry Lee, M.D.
Oculoplastics & Aesthetics
Nirali Bhatt, M.D.
Medical Retina

Jeremy Aikey, D.O.
Retina, Medical & Surgical
Jennine Lutz, O.D.
Complete Eye Care & Contact Lenses
Rebecca Posner, O.D.
Complete Eye Care & Contact Lenses
Hetal Diwan, O.D.
Complete Eye Care & Contact Lenses
Jennifer Viscusi, O.D.
Complete Eye Care & Contact Lenses
Bradley P. Botelho
Practice Administrator
July 2015 Newsletter 1-800-708-8800 www.matossianeye.com

MEA Now Has a Patient Portal - Send Secure Messages to your Doctor from Home!

Matossian Eye Associates now gives you the ability to send secure messages to your doctors. You can visit our new patient portal at www.matossianeye.com. This is a free, secure option to send and access information from us while in the comfort of your

Click here to be access the portal!

home or office.

It's as easy as 1-2-3...

  1. Go online to: www.matossianeye.com and select the "Patient Portal" button at the top right of the page.
  2. Select "Contact Your Doctor" and create a secure account.
  3. After logging in, click on "my messages" and follow the steps.

Dr. Lesniak Joins Matossian Eye Associates

Matossian Eye Associates proudly welcomes Sebastian Lesniak, MD to our practice!

Dr. Lesniak specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of corneal diseases including full thickness and endothelial corneal transplants (DSEK and DMEK), cataract surgery including post-LASIK, complex and traumatic cataracts, femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery, presbyopia-correcting and astigmatism-correcting lens implants, and refractive surgery including LASIK, PRK, and phakic intraocular lens implants.

Dr. Lesniak completed his fellowship training in anterior segment and corneal surgery at Wills Eye Hospital. He received his medical degree from Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed his ophthalmology residency training at Rutgers University New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Lesniak has numerous publications and has presented at national meetings.

Call 1-800-708-8800 today to schedule an appointment!

Dr. Matossian Invited to Join NYIOL Society

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS was honored inducted into the prestigious New York Intraocular Lens Implant (NYIOL) Society, a group of the most renowned refractive surgeons in the greater New York Metropolitan area.

Summer Special at MEA - Look Your Best at the Beach!

On two days this Summer, Matossian Eye Associates will offer special pricing for our two most popular cosmetic procedures:

BOTOX® ONLY $10 PER UNIT (33% off)!

Juvéderm® - $100 off the first syringe, or buy one syringe

at regular price and get the second syringe 50% off!

Botox®: temporarily improves the look of both moderate to severe crow's feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows.

Juvéderm®: a dermal filler injected into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur to temporarily add volume to the skin, especially around the nose and mouth.

All the Smiles, None of the Lines!

Pennsylvania

Friday, July 31st

501 Hyde Park

Doylestown, PA 18902

New Jersey

Wednesday, August 12th

Two Capital Way, Suite 326

Pennington, NJ 08534


By appointment only; limited space available and spots are filling up quickly!
Call (800) 708-8800 for an appointment today and look your best at the beach!

Services provided by Henry Lee, MD - Board Certified Ophthalmologist Specializing in Cosmetic Eyelid and Facial Procedures.

When is the Right Time to Have Cataract Surgery?


Nearly 25.7 million Americans over age 40 have cataracts and the number is projected to double by 2050. While the only way to remove cataracts - the age related clouding of the lens inside the eye - is surgery, the right time to have surgery depends on the individual patient.


Being diagnosed with cataracts does not always mean that surgery is immediately required. In the early stages, cataracts may not impact vision significantly and changes in prescription glasses may temporarily improve vision. But as the cataracts continue to mature, they may effect vision and interfere with daily activities.


Although the prospect of cataract surgery can be intimidating, the procedure itself is the most common elective surgery among Medicare beneficiaries. It is a safe, pain free out-patient procedure with minimal downtime.


In support of Cataract Awareness Month, Matossian Eye Associates (MEA) and the American Academy of Ophthalmology have developed a list of four questions to help determine if you're ready for cataract surgery:

  • Are your cataracts impacting your daily or occupational activities?
  • Are your cataracts affecting your ability to drive safely at night?
  • Are your cataracts interfering with the outdoor activities you enjoy?
  • Can you manage your cataracts in other ways?

At MEA, we customize your cataract surgery to help you achieve the best possible outcomes with the latest technology and intra-ocular implants

Please click the image below for a video on cataract evaluation.


Artist Reception

Lisa Raezer will be hosting an Artist Reception at our Doylestown, PA office. The public is welcome. Exhibition and sale of Lisa's art work is available from April through July 2015.

Lisa will be available to speak about her works during the reception. We look forward to seeing you there!
Date: Friday, July 10th, 2015
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Location: Matossian Eye Associates, 501 Hyde Park between Rt. 202 and Mechanicsville Road in Doylestown, PA 18902
Phone: 215-230-0772
Refreshments will be served.

Matossian Eye Associates is a proud supporter of the arts in Bucks and Mercer Counties!
Dr. Matossian in CEDARS/ASPENS

While at the ASCRS meeting in San Diego, Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS participated in several events as a member of CEDARS/ASPENS, a not-for-profit Society of anterior segment surgeon educators whose mission is to expand the knowledge of ophthalmic surgery and foster excellence in patient care through clinical experience, peer-to-peer exchange, and practice education. In partnership with the medical community, CEDARS/ASPENS defines and shapes the future of corneal, cataract, and refractive management through Innovation, Collaboration, and Education. You can find out more about CEDARS/ASPENS by visiting their website here.

Matossian Eye Associates at Trenton Thunder

MEA's employees and their families enjoyed a night at the ballpark on June 29th, 2015 watching the AA affiliate of the NY Yankees, the Trenton Thunder defeat the New Hampshire Fishercats at the Arm & Hammer Park. To add excitement, Brad Botelho, Practice Administrator and Liam Ramirez of MEA threw out the first pitch to represent the strong bond between Matossian Eye Associates and the Trenton Community.


"Every year Matossian Eye Associates takes our family and friends out to enjoy a night of baseball and we always have a great time," says Brad Botelho, Practice Administrator. "Our team building events are great opportunities for our staff to get to know each other better and build team cohesion."

Matossian Eye Associates are the team ophthalmologists for Trenton Thunder!

Farewell and Best Wishes to Dr. Starrels!

In early July, Matossian Eye Associates bid a fond farewell to Dr. Michael E. Starrels. His contributions to our practice and our patients over the past nine years were invaluable. Dr. Starrels has cared for the eyes of the Bucks County community since 1979, and we wish him all of the best for his well-deserved retirement! Please click here to read a personal message from Dr. Starrels to all of his patients.

What's New At MEA

  • Matossian Eye Associates was featured on the cover of the May/June Issue of the Ophthalmic Professional. The feature article about MEA was titled, "A Solid Investment in Staff Training." Please click here to read the article.
  • MEA's Mui Ho has passed all necessary exams to become a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant.
  • Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS was invited to attend the Allergan VIEW Advisory Board Meeting on Dry Eye Disease in Chicago, IL.
  • Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS spoke on the Tecnis Family of IOLs to a group of ophthalmologists in Syosset, NY.
  • Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS spoke on "OMIDRIA - A Novel Advance for the Prevention of Miosis and Reduction of Postoperative Pain in Cataract Surgery or IOL Replacement" to a group of ophthalmologists in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
  • Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS was the featured presenter for the webinar "The Benefits of Omega-3s for a Healthy Ocular Surface," which was attended by eye care professionals across the nation.
  • Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS lead a webinar entitled, "Improving the Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment of Inflammatory Dry Eye," addressing hundreds of eye care professionals. Please click here to view the webinar.
  • Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS was interviewed at ASCRS regarding her use of OPD-III technology to evaluate and treat any disorders of the tear film prior to cataract surgery, and to select the best implant option for the individual. Please click here and here for the videos.
  • Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS was interviewed by John Hovanesian, MD, FACS at ASCRS regarding Extended Depth of Focus IOLs. Please click here to view the video.
  • Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS was interviewed by John Hovanesian, MD, FACS at ASCRS about her experience using the ReSure Selant in place of sutures in high-risk cataract surgeries. Please click here to view the video.
  • Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS was interviewed by Jonathan Kahn, MD at ASCRS about her experience using the ReSure Selant in place of sutures in high-risk cataract surgeries. Please click here to view the video.
  • Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS was interviewed by TearLab at ASCRS regarding the results of MEA's recent clinical study, "Effects of Osmolarity on the Repeatability of Keratometry in Patients Presenting for Cataract Surgery." Please click here to view the video.
  • Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS interviewed John Hovanesian, MD, FACS at ASCRS regarding a clinical trial for the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay. Please click here to view the video.
  • Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS presented on "Surgical Planning in Patients with Low Astigmatism," while at ASCRS. Please click here to view a video of Dr. Matossian's presentation.

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS had the following articles published:

  • "New Doctor on Board: Make a Detailed List," Ophthalmology Management,
    July 2015, please click here to read the article.
  • "Settling to the Penny, Every Day," Ophthalmology Management, June 2015, please click here to read the article.
  • "Intense Pulsed Light Explored as Therapy for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction," Ocular Surgery News, June 2015, please click here to read the article.
  • "Cataract Surgery and Methods of Wound Closure: A Review," Clinical Ophthalmology, May 2015, please click here to read the article. Please click here to view Dr. Matossian's video abstract for this paper.
  • "Effect of Oral Re-esterified Omega-3 Nutritional Supplementation on Dry Eyes: Double-Masked Randomized Placebo-Controlled Study," Physician Recommended Nutriceuticals, May 2015, please click here to read the study results.
Left to Right: Rebecca Posner, OD, Priya V. Desai, MD, Jennine Lutz, OD, C. Vit Patel, MD, Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS, Michael Starrels, MD, Hetal Diwan, OD, Ilya Rozenbaum, MD, Jennifer Viscusi, OD

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