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April 2015

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MEA Happenings

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS's article "Interdisciplinary Meetings Help Improve Treatments" was featured in the January 2015 issue of Ophthalmology Management. Please click here to read the article.

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS's article "We Spell Success F-R-O-N-T D-E-S-K" was featured in the insert of the Month 2015 issue of

Ophthalmology Management. Please click here to read the article.

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS led several live webinars and round table discussions for Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, and other eye care professionals across the country.

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS presented a variety of lectures on ophthalmic products, medications and/or surgical techniques throughout the United States to many groups of ophthalmologists.
MEA in MBA Competition

Matossian Eye Associates participated in a mock consulting project for graduate MBA students at local Rider University who were competing in the Small Business Institute Consulting Project of the Year. Students were required to meet with their "clients," and create a consulting contract and proposal based on their analysis. Their proposal included recommendations for public relations and brand management. The graduate team went on to place first in the competition! Matossian Eye Associates was glad to facilitate this opportunity for these local students.

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Dr. Matossian Teaches and Mentors Ophthalmology Residents
and Their Attendings

Twice a year, Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS participates as a featured faculty member at the weekend-long surgical mentor resident program sponsored by Bausch + Lomb for surgical residents and their attendings from academic programs all over the U.S. This event is designed to teach cataract surgery techniques through hands-on experience in a wet lab setting. In 2015, Dr. Matossian will participate as faculty in this program in March and August.

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Hawaiian Eye 2015

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS attended the Hawaiian Eye Meeting this January.

Dr. Matossian presented two topics:

  • "The Neglected Refractive Interface: Impact of the Ocular Surface on Cataract Surgery Outcomes."
  • "The Dry Eye Workup."

Pictures from the Hawaiian Eye 2015 meeting.

Dr. Matossian was interviewed on several topics while at Hawaiian eye. Please click the picture below to view Dr. Matossian being interviewed by Ocular Surgery News on teaching technicians to correctly identify ocular disorders.

Please click here to view a video regarding the impact of ocular surface disease on the accuracy of implant calculations for cataract surgery.

Dr. Matossian also spoke to EyeWorld on the topic of the dry eye workup and the treatment protocol recommended by MEA. Please click the picture below to view the video.

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Caribbean Eye/ACES 2015

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS presented on the ReSure® Sealant at the American College of Eye Surgeons Meeting in February 2015 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, along with Marc Packer, MD and Johnny Gayton, MD sitting at the podium.

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AECOS Winter Meeting 2015

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS attended the Winter Meeting of the American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgeons in Aspen, where she presented on the topic of "New Technologies for the Treatment of Meibomian Gland Disorder."

Please click the picture below to view a video interview regarding this presentation.

Dr. Matossian speaking on New Technologies for MGD

Participating in the American Society of Progressive ENterprising Surgeons (ASPENS) Panel

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MEA Hosts Continuing Education Event

On Monday, April 27th, Matossian Eye Associates will be holding a COPE approved educational lecture for area optometrists.
  • Ilya Rozenbaum, MD will be speaking on "Updates in Cataract and Glaucoma Surgery."
  • Priya Desai, MD will be speaking on "Ocular Manifestations of Oral Medications."
For more information, please contact Cait Hutton at or (609) 323-1560 x4.
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MEA is Active in a Variety of Clinical Studies
  • Investigation of trabecular micro-bypass stent system in conjunction with Cataract Surgery (Glaukos). We have enrolled our first patient in this study.
  • Tri-Moxi-Vanc (Imprimis Pharmaceuticals) Injection Post-Cataract Surgery and its Effect on Corneal Endothelial Cells. We have submitted an IND to the FDA.
  • Tecnis Toric (Abbott Medical Optics) 1-Piece IOL Registry. We are actively enrolling patients into this study.
  • The Influence of PRN Omega-3 Nutritional Supplement on Visual Accuity Outcomes in Cases Undergoing Cataract Surgery.
    We have enrolled patients in this study and are actively looking for additional candidates.
  • Hoffer H5 IOL Formula. This study is in the data collection phase where gender and race are factored in IOL power calculation formulas.
  • The Efficacy and Safety of a 5.0% Concentration of Lifitegrast Oph. Sol. vs. Placibo in Subjects with DED and History or Recent Artificial Tear Use (Shire). We have enrolled two patients in this study.
  • Measurement of Tear Osmolarity in Cataract Surgeons during 1 Day of their Surgery Schedule. This study is ongoing.
  • Evaluation of Ocular Events post Sealing Corneal Incisions with ReSure® Sealant. This study is about to begin.
  • Cassini Measurement and Correction of Low Cylinder. We are actively enrolling patients in this study.
  • Cassini Repeatability of Measurement of Corneal Astigmatism. We are actively enrolling patients in this study.
  • A Retrospective Data Analysis of MEA Patients Having Sjogrens Syndrome Testing as Part of Their Dry Eye Disease Workup. We have compiled the data and are working on writing the article for submission.
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Dr. Matossian's Nuclear Fragment Video on EyeTube

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS shows the removal of retained nuclear fragment from the anterior chamber with the use of ReSure®

Sealant on the reopened corneal incision. Please click the image below to view the video.

Nuclear Fragment Removal Post-operatively with Resure Sealant
Nuclear Fragment Removal Post-operatively with Resure Sealant

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Dr. Matossian Will Present at ASCRS

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS will speak on several topics while attending the upcoming ASCRS/ASOA conference in San Diego, CA.

"The TECNIS iTec Preloaded System" at the Abbott Medical Optics Key Opinion Leaders Sessions - 8:00 and 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 17th, Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

"Evaluation of Ocular Sealant for Clear Corneal Wound Closure in Cataract Surgery for High-Risk Patients" - 1:06 p.m., Saturday, April 18th, Room 5A, San Diego Convention Center.

"Keys to Preoperative Success with Toric IOLs: Diagnostics and Calculations" - 6:30 a.m., Sunday, April 19th, Hall E, EyeWorld Theater II, San Diego Convention Center.

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Cassini Case Study

A case study of one of Cynthia Matossian, MD's patients was recently published by i-Optics. Using the Cassini total corneal astigmatism measurement, Dr. Matossian was able to select a more appropriate implant for the patient based on the posterior corneal astigmatism data, avoiding a post-surgical refractive surprise. An early pioneer of Cassini technology, Matossian Eye Associates was the first in New Jersey and the first in the Philadelphia area to offer it to their patients. Please click here to view the brochure.

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Cynthia Matossian, MD Leads PRN Webinar

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS was invited to lead a national webinar for ophthalmologists and optometrists on the topic of Omega-3s and their therapeutic
effects on dry eyes.

Please click here to view the webinar.

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About Us

Matossian Eye Associates
was founded in 1987. Our professional objective is to provide every patient with excellent eye care in a personalized and caring manner.

Our practice offers a complete range of preventive and corrective eye care and surgery, using the most advanced technology available for detection and treatment of eye disease.