Matossian Eye Associates Newsletter
 
 
 
 
Nov - Dec 2016
 
 
 
Cynthia Matossian, M.D., F.A.C.S 
Refractive Cataract Surgery & Dry Eye
Ilya Rozenbaum, M.D.
Medical & Surgical Glaucoma,
Comprehensive Ophthalmology & Cataracts
Priya Desai, M.D.
Medical & Surgical Glaucoma,
Comprehensive Ophthalmology & Cataracts
Sebastian Lesniak, M.D.
Medical & Surgical Cornea, PRK & LASIK, 
Cataract & Anterior Segment Surgery
Hilary Brader, M.D.
Medical & Laser Treatment of Retinal Diseases
Jeremy Aikey, D.O.
Medical & Surgical Retina
Paul Johnson, M.D.
Oculoplastics and 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
Travis Gabriel, O.D.
Complete Eye Care & Contact Lenses
Janine Disanti, O.D.
Complete Eye Care & Contact Lenses
Shelley Cutler, O.D.
Specialty and Hard-to-Fit Contact Lenses, Including Scleral Lenses and RGP
Errol Rummel, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation & Low Vision
 
 
 
 
 
Update Your Personal Info From Home!

Matossian Eye Associates offers you the ability to see and update your personal information from the comfort of your home or office.  You can visit our patient portal at www.matossianeye.com to set up your secure account, free of charge.
 
 
 
Follow these steps: 
 
 
 

 
 
 
•  Go online to: www.matossianeye.com and select the "Patient Portal" button at the top right of the page.
•  Select "View Your Personal Information" and create a secure account.
 
 
 
 
 
Matossian Eye Associates Welcomes 
Two New Doctors!
 
 
 
 
Paul Johnson, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist with sub-specialty training in cosmetic and 
oculoplastic surgery. Dr. Johnson 
performs facial rejuvenation 
procedures including upper and 
lower eyelid blepharopasty (eyelid 
lift/contouring), brow lifts, Botox 
injections, soft tissue fillers 
(Radiesse/Juvederm/Restylane), 
and chemical peels with meticulous attention to detail.

Dr. Johnson is also skilled in reconstructive oculoplastics including repair of droopy lids and eyelid cancers, management of facial nerve paralysis (Bell's palsy), blocked tear duct and more.
 
 
 
Errol Rummel, OD, FAAO, FCOVD, is an optometric physician specializing in Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation. He is one of only a few eye doctors in the United States to have achieved Clinical Skills Certification Level 3 in Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation, which includes the care of people with visual/ocular problems due to neurological issues like head injury, stroke, brain tumor and multiple sclerosis.
 
 
 
Please call 1-800-708-8800 to schedule a consultation with one of our new doctors today!
 
 
 
 
 
Dr. Matossian Discusses Practice Development
 
 
 
 
In the video below, Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS discusses three vital areas of ophthalmic practice: staff training, efficiencies, and analysis. Dr. Matossian details how educating and empowering all staff members can improve the entire patient experience and shares which benchmarks she utilizes to keep her finger on the pulse of her practice. 
 
 
 
 
 
Dr. Matossian Speaks at ME Live
 
 
 
 
Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS participated in panel discussions at the MillenialEye Live 2016 annual meeting held in Miami, Florida.  
 
 
 
 
 
New Restasis® Dry Eye Product Bottle Design Available Now
 
 
 
 
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved Restasis® Multi-dose (cyclosporine 0.05%), a preservative-free, multi-dose bottle for the treatment of dry eye.  Matossian Eye Associates  is able to prescribe the new Restasis® in multi-dose bottles instead of the individual vials.  It may make it easier for patients!
 
 
 
 
 
Secure Bill Payment Implementation
 
 
 
 
The implementation of Secure Bill Pay will give Matossian Eye Associates' patients new options to pay bills securely and easily.  We will now be able to safely hold credit card information for future transactions. 
We will also be able to accept electronic checks from our patients who prefer that method of payment. 

Once MEA has this information on file, patients will be able to simply log into our patient portal and make payments without the cumbersome task of entering credit card information manually each time. 

Another benefit to our patients will be the ability to set up automatic payment plans by credit card or electronic check.  Your monthly payment will calculate and charge your account on the day of the month you choose. 

MEA will be able to process refunds and credit patient bank accounts or credit cards immediately - no waiting for a paper check in the mail!

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our billing department by calling 609-323-1560, option 1.
 
 
 
 
 
Dr. Matossian Participates in Panel on XiidraTM
 
 
 
 
Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS  introduced XiidraTM as part of a panel in Chicago on Saturday, October 15, 2016.
 
 
In the picture above, Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS and Robert Dempsey VP of Eye Care at Shire
 
 
Dr. Matossian is pictured above with her colleagues at the panel for XiidraTM.
 
 
 
 
Dr. Matossian is pictured above with her colleagues for the panel for XiidraTM.
 
 
 
 
 
Dr. Matossian on NSAIDs After Cataract Surgery
 
 
 
 
Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS and a group of ophthalmologists discussed the features of prescribing NSAIDS after cataract surgery in terms of corneal penetration, potency, anti-inflammatory efficacy, and pain reduction.

To view the indications and important safety information, please click here.
 
 
 
 
Dr. Matossian in Dry Eye Treatment Video
 
 
 
 
In the video below, Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS discusses how adding LipiFlow® and LipiView® (TearScience) to her practice has enabled her to better educate patients about their meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).  
To watch the video, please click the image below.
 
 
 
 
 
Dr. Matossian Receives Inside Out Award
 
 
 
 
Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS received the Inside Out award in recognition of bringing meibomian gland imaging and MGD treatment to the forefront of ocular surface health management at the TearScience booth during the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting in Chicago. 
 
 
 
 
Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS and
Preeya Gupta, MD
 
 
Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS and Joseph Boorady, CEO of TearScience
 
 
 
Matossian Eye Associates Helps Employee Victoria Raise $800 for PAWS Mutt Strutt
 
 
 
 
On October 22, 2016, PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society) hosted the 10th Annual Mutt Strut at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia. Victoria, a front desk receptionist at Matossian Eye Associates, raised an incredible donation for this event and also participated with her canine companion, Kimmy (pictured to the right).  Matossian Eye Associates helped raise funds for the PAWS event.
 
 
 
 
 
Dr. Matossian at AAO
 
 
 
 
Dr. Matossian presented her poster "Lifitegrast 5.0% vs. Placebo for Dry Eye Disease: Pooled Symptom Outcomes from the OPUS-2 and OPUS-3 Phase 3 Studies."
 
 
 
 
Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS presented on CheckedUp at AAO.
 
 
 
 
 
Ilya Rozenbaum, MD Receives Award
 
 
 
 
Ilya Rozenbaum, MD was recently awarded the "BEST of Bucks and Montgomery Counties" award for 2016 by The Intelligencer in the category of “One of The Best Ophthalmologists.”
 
Almost 50,000 votes were cast.  Please click here to see more details.
 www.TheIntell.com/BESTOf
 
 
 
 
 
Dr. Matossian Speaks at OSN NY
 
 
 
 
 
Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS participated in the panel titled "Astigmatism Management: Toric IOLs and Limbal Relaxing Incisions" with her presentation "Planning with Toric IOLs" at the Ocular Surgery News New York meeting in New York.
 
 
 
 
Dr. Matossian also moderated a panel titled "IOLs and Lens-based Refractive Surgery" and presented "Addressing Presbyopia: Blended Vision with Mini-mono" in that panel. Dr. Matossian then participated on a panel titled "Corneal Health Roundtable: Part 2."  
 
 
 
 
Dr. Matossian is pictured above (right) with her colleagues Carlos Buznego, MD and 
Jennifer Loh, MD
 
 
 
 
Dr. Matossian is pictured above with her colleagues.
Top row, left to right: John A Hovanesian, MD; John P. Berdahl, MD; and Savak "Sev" Teymoorian, MD.
Bottom row, left to right: Carlos Buznego, MD;  Jennifer Loh, MD; and Nicole R. Fram, MD.
 
 
 
 
In the picture above, Dr. Matossian is shown moderating a panel.
 
 
 
 
 
MEA is Active in a Variety of Clinical Studies 
 
 
 
 
♦ Hoffer H5 IOL Formula. This study is complete.

♦ Uncorrected visual accuities at distance, intermediate, and near for blended vision with a mini-mono approach using Softec HD IOLs (LensTec). This study is complete.

♦ Cassini measurement and correction of low cylinder (i-Optics).  This study is complete.

♦ Cassini repeatability of measurement of corneal astigmatism (i-Optics). This study is complete.

♦ Comparison of actual and simulated Toric IOL calculations with different kerotometric measurement devices (i-Optics). This study is complete.

♦ TIOL 202 TPAS Trial Study of Tecnis Toric IOLs (AMO). We will be starting this study soon and will be looking for candidates.

♦ Investigation of trabecular micro-bypass stent system in conjunction with Cataract Surgery (Glaukos). This study is complete.

♦ Non-Infectious Anterior Segment Uveitis delievery sys of decamethason phospate solutions EGP-437 (EyeGate). We are actively looking for candidates.

♦ KPI-121 double masked DES study (Kala). We are actively looking for candidates.

♦ A Retrospective Data Analysis of MEA Patients Having SJO™ test for Sjogrens Syndrome Testing as Part of Their Dry Eye Disease Workup. We have compiled the data, written and submitted the paper and it has been accepted for presentation at the ASCRS meeting in Los Angeles spring 2017.

Pre-and Post-Operative Keratometry measurements Post LipiFlow Treatment- We are actively looking for candidates
 
 
 
 
 
Personal Message from Dr. Matossian 
 
 
 
Many of you have been following Nora, our daughter, over the years through her elementary, high school, college, and graduate years. In August, Nora and Morgan were married in northern Pennsylvania where we have a rustic cabin in the Endless Mountains. The wedding was terrific with lots of family and friends along with fantastic weather.
 
 
 
 
 
Happy Holidays from MEA
 
 
 
 
Matossian Eye Associates celebrated the holidays in style! In all of our offices, employees participated in a door decorating and an ugly sweater contest. Pictured below are a few of our winners.
 
 
 
 
Community Outreach
 
 
 
 
Matossian Eye Associates is active in the Mercer County, NJ and Bucks County, PA communities, offering complimentary vision screenings, information on eye health, and educational lectures at local health fairs and community events. Some of our recent appearances are below:
 
 
 
Joan Micucci, COMT of Matossian Eye Associates presented on the Aging Eye at Capital Health Systems Hopewell Campus in Hopewell, NJ.
 
 
 
Daniel of Matossian Eye Associates offered vision screenings and educational information at the SERV Health and Wellness
Fair in Ewing, NJ.
 
 
 
Bridget of Matossian Eye Associates offered vision screenings and educational information at the Rider University Health and Wellness Fair in Lawrenceville, NJ.
 
 
 
Daniel of Matossian Eye Associates offered educational information at the Doylestown Health Employee Health Fair in Doylestown, PA.
 
 
 
 Ivellisse  of Matossian Eye Associates offered educational information at the Hamilton Oktoberfest in Hamilton, NJ.
 
 
 
Joan Micucci, COMT of Matossian Eye Associates presented on the Aging Eye at Hamilton Senior Center in Hamilton Township, NJ.
 
 
 
 
 
What's New at MEA
 
 
 
 
 
Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS presented “Pre-Operative Assessment and Surgical Planning for Successful IOL Pairing” at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS presented "Xiidra™ (lifitegrast ophthalmic solution) 5% Lecture" multiple times at several New Jersey venues. 

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.
 
 
 
 
Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS presented “Pre-Operative Assessment and Surgical Planning for Successful IOL Pairing” at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS presented "Xiidra™ (lifitegrast ophthalmic solution) 5% Lecture" multiple times at several New Jersey venues. 

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 was featured in the article, "Creme de la Creme," published in the November/December 2016 issue of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today.  Please click here   to read the article. 

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS was featured in the article, "What Is Your Preferred Approach to Correcting Presbyopia in Patients Undergoing Cataract Surgery?" published in the October 2016 issue of Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition.  Please click here to read the article. 

​​​​Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS co-wrote the article, "Top of the Charts," published in the October 2016 issue of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today.  Please click here to read the article. 

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS was referenced in the article, “Managing Ocular Surface Disease in Patients with Glaucoma," published in the October 2016 issue of Ophthalmology Times. Please click here to read the article. 

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS wrote the article, “Keep It In Place!” published in the October 2016 issue of Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today. 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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