Matossian Eye Associates Newsletter
 
 
 
 
November 2015
 
 
 
 
Cynthia Matossian, M.D., F.A.C.S 
Cataracts & Advanced Technology Implants,
Comprehensive Ophthalmology & Dry Eye
Ilya Rozenbaum, M.D.
Glaucoma, Medical & Surgical,
Comprehensive Ophthalmology & Cataracts
Priya Desai, M.D.
Glaucoma, Medical & Surgical,
Comprehensive Ophthalmology & Cataracts
Sebastian Lesniak, M.D.
Medical & Surgical Cornea, LASIK, PRK 
Cataracts, Anterior Segment Surgery
 
 
 
 
Hilary Brader, M.D.
Medical & Laser Treatment of Retinal Diseases
Henry Lee, M.D.
Oculoplastics & Aesthetics
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
 
 
 
 
 
Request Appointments from Home!

Matossian Eye Associates now offers you the ability to request an appointment from the comfort of your home.  You can visit our patient portal at www.matossianeye.com to set up your account.  This is a free, secure option to request an appointment from your doctor while in the comfort of your home or office.
The steps are as follows:

•  Go online to: www.matossianeye.com and select the "Patient Portal" button at the top right of the page.
•  Select "Request Appointment" and create a secure account.
 
 
 
 
 
Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS Named One of New Jersey's Top Doctors
 
 
 
 
Cynthia Matossian, MD was selected as a Top Doctor in New Jersey once again!

​To see Dr. Matossian's listing, please click here.
 
 
 
 
 
OSN NY Meeting 2015 - New York City, NY
 
 
 
Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS presented 
as faculty at Ocular Surgery News Meeting in New York City, New York October 23-25.  

Dr. Matossian presented a lecture entitled "Supra Capsular Cataract Disassembly Technique," and another entitled "Flip & Slice Challenges," addressing nationally located eye care professionals.
 
 
 
 
Dr. Matossian is pictured with a panel of ophthalmologists filming a video during OSN Meeting in NYC (left to right: Christopher Starr, MD, Ken Beckman, MD, Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS, and Richard Lindstrom, MD)
 
 
 
 
 
Dr. Matossian Co-Leads Nationwide 
Prep Webinar for Medical Scribes Certification
 
 
 
 
 
Continuing Education for Local Optometrists
 
 
 
 
In October, Matossian Eye Associates held a COPE-approved dinner lecture for continuing education credits attended by over 30 local optometrists. Sebastian 
Lesniak, MD spoke on "Cornea and Refractive Surgery Update."

 
 
 
Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS spoke on "Creating a Dry Eye Center of Excellence."

This event was very well received, and MEA looks forward to offering local optometrists future continuing education opportunities in 2016. Stay tuned!
 
 
 
 
 
Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Diabetes is the leading cause of vision loss among adults age 20 - 64 in the US, yet 90% of diabetes-related vision loss is preventable. Unfortunately, Americans at higher risk for diabetes have the lowest awareness of diabetic eye disease. During National Diabetes Month this November, Matossian Eye Associates is reminding people about the importance of getting an annual dilated eye exam, especially persons with diabetes. 

Diabetic Retinopathy affects 28.5 percent of people age 40 and older living with diabetes. It occurs when the small blood vessels in the eye change by swelling, leaking fluid or closing off completely, blocking blood flow from reaching the retina. In its earliest stages, diabetic retinopathy does not have symptoms.

Cataracts occur when the eye’s lens becomes cloudy, causing vision to become blurry or dim. While this happens in many people as they age, those with diabetes are more likely to develop cataracts than their peers without diabetes.

Glaucoma is a disease that damages the optic nerve and peripheral vision. The damage to the optic nerve is usually caused by elevated pressure in the eye. People with diabetes are more likely to develop glaucoma, which rarely has any noticeable symptoms in its early stages.
 
 
 
 
 
MEA's Halloween Potluck Lunch
 
 
 
 
Matossian Eye Associates hosted a Halloween Potluck Lunch for our doctors and staff. The pictures below include some of the foods that were contributed by the attendees!
 
 
 
 
 
Halloween Costume Contest at MEA
 
 
 
 
Matossian Eye Associates holds an annual Halloween Costume Contest for the staff the Friday before Halloween.  We saw so many great costumes in NJ and PA, and everyone got into the Halloween spirit! Take a look at some of the great outfits from our competition and the winners below!
 
 
 
The winner in PA, Abby!
 
 
 
A Doylestown Ophthalmic Assistant group costume
 
 
 
The winner in NJ, Laura!
 
 
 
A group photo of the Hopewell Front Desk Ladies
 
 
 
Hopewell Ophthalmic Techs looking cute and cuddly!
 
 
 
Doylestown tech Jen looking magical as Hermione Grainger!
 
 
 
The Billing Department as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
 
 
 
A group photo of the Doylestown Front Desk Ladies!
 
 
 
Administrative Assistant Cait and her crystal ball
 
 
 
Some of the Hopewell Team in costume - Billing on the left, Marketing in the middle, and Front Desk on the right
 
 
 
 
Dr. Matossian Certified by the American Board of Eye Surgery
 
 
 
 
Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS was honored to receive her Cataract Certification from The American Board of Eye Surgery.

She received her letter of recognition from Gilbert Wheeler, the Executive Director of The American Board of Eye Surgery which can be viewed here.
 
 
 
 
 
Community Outreach

Matossian Eye Associates is active in the Mercer County, NJ and Bucks County, PA communities, offering vision screenings, information on eye health, and educational lectures at many local health fairs and community events.
 
 
 
Marketing Coordinator Dan Rue with a student at Mercer County Community College's health fair.
 
 
 
Sebastian Lesniak, MD gave a lecture to the FMS support group at the Doylestown Hospital on dry eye.
 
 
 
Marketing Coordinator Dan Rue was at Rider University's Faculty and Staff Health Fair.
 
 
 
Special Projects Person Mitch Helmlinger with Ophthalmic Assistant Kelly Gallagher (not pictured) were at Warrington Community Day in Warrington, PA.
 
 
 
 
What's New at MEA
 
 
 
MEA's Hannah Woytowicz passed all the necessary exams and is now a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant.  Congratulations to Hannah!

MEA's Sera Marshall passed all the necessary exams and is now a Certified Patient Service Specialist.  Congratulations to Sera!

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS will present a continuing education webinar series entitled "Surfacing on the Web." This series contains two parts, "Dry Eye in Special Populations" and "Perioperative Practices: Managing the Ocular Surface" and will be broadcast to a national audience of ophthalmologists and ophthalmic technicians in December.

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS presented on "Sjögren’s Disease and Diagnosis with the Sjö® Diagnostic Test" to a group of ophthalmologists and ophthalmic technicians in November.

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS lead two national live webinars entitled "The Chronic and Progressive Nature of Dry Eye Disease (DED): It’s Time to Think Differently About DED" in October and to a group of ophthalmologists and ophthalmic technicians in November.

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS presented on "Flip & Slice Challenges" and "Supra Capsular Cataract Disassembly Technique" at the national meeting OSN NY 2015 in October.

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS presented on "A Novel Advance for the Prevention of Miosis and Reduction of Post-Operative Pain in Cataract Surgery or IOL Replacement" to a group of ophthalmologists and ophthalmic technicians in October.

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS lead a national live webinar entitled "Osmolarity and TearLab: Practical Applications" in October.

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 Docs Had the Following Articles Published
 
 
 
​​Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS wrote the article, "Nonadherent?  Let's List Why, When...," published in the November 2015 issue of Ophthalmology Management. Please click here to read the article.

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS contributed to the article, "Surgeon Explains Flip-and-Slice Supracapsular Cataract Disassembly Technique, " published in the October 2015 issue of Ocular Surgery News, U.S. Edition. Please click here to read the article. 

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS penned the article, "Short Course of Steroids May Improve Outcomes for Dry Eye Patients," published in the October 2015 issue of Ocular Surgery News, U.S. Edition.  Please click here to read the article.

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS contributed to the article, 
"Morgagnian Cataract: A Tale of Two Cases," published in the October 2015 issue of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today. Please click here to read the article.

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS contributed to the article "Real-World Simulation Shows Patients They Need Cataract Surgery," published in the October 2015 issue of the Ophthalmology Times. Please click here to read the article.

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS contributed to the article "Integrating Premium Services Into Practice" published in October 2015 issue of EyeWorld. Please click here to read the article.

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS penned the article, "Pearls from the Deep," published in the September 2015 issue of Advanced Ocular Care.  Please click here to read the article.
 
 
 
Left to Right:
Back Row - Sebastian Lesniak, MD; Ilya Rozenbaum, MD; and Priya Desai, MD, MBA.
Front Row - Rebecca Posner, OD; Hetal Diwan, OD; Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS; Hilary Brader, MD; Jennine Lutz, OD; and Jennifer Viscusi, OD.
 
 
 
 
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