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Tom Gass – “Purple Iris” A sampling of t

Tom Gass – “Purple Iris”

A sampling of the artwork of Tom Gass was recently exhibited in the reception area of Matossian Eye Associates’ Doylestown, PA office to be enjoyed by patients and visitors. “Purple Iris” won the People’s Choice Award, where patients and visitors vote for their favorite piece.

From the Artist:
“The painter does not have the luxury of time that a musician has. A painting seizes a visual split second to connect what is perceived by the eyes with what is felt by the heart. My goal is to create a dynamic composition that travels through the subject by means of color, texture, contrast and line until the more important passive process of simplification. This essence reveals the painting’s spirit and then, and only then, can the viewer begin their own personal journey.”

Biography
Tom Gass studied Fine Art at the College of Art and Design, Detroit and graduated from Parsons School of Design, NY. He has lectured at Parsons and was a critic at the Fashion Institute of Technology, NY. Previous to turning his main focus to oil painting, his vast scope of award-winning work in interior design was featured internationally for more than forty years.

His paintings have been well received in juried shows and galleries in Bucks County, PA and he continues to broaden his personal scope of work while completing commissions and murals.

Contact the Artist:
gasscardillo@gmail.com
Phone 215-534-2163
http://www.tomgassart.com/

Matossian Eye Associates is a proud sponsor of the local artist program. We feature outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors. For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at http://www.matossianeye.com to schedule an appointment.

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NJ Devico – “Calculations” A sampling of

NJ Devico – “Calculations”

A sampling of the artwork of Norma Jean Devico was recently exhibited in the reception area of Matossian Eye Associates’ Hopewell, NJ office to be enjoyed by patients and visitors. “Calculations” won the People’s Choice Award, where patients and visitors vote for their favorite piece.

From the artist:
“When I was five years old, drawing in the waiting room, Dr. Gittelson told my mother, ‘Make sure this kid always has art supplies.’ Suddenly, paper, crayons, glue, tape, colored pencils, and paint appeared. I felt as if I died and went to heaven. I haven’t stopped playing with art supplies.

“I always admired the color field painters—Mark Rothko, Richard Diebenkorn, Hans Hofmann—but was afraid if I attempted to paint like them, people might say, ‘My five-year-old can do that.’

“I certainly learned something about color and composition by doing landscapes for years, but after a bone marrow transplant, I figured, what’s a few insults compared to almost dying? At that point, the transition to abstract art was pretty easy, and I started doing the abstracts after I returned from the hospital.

“I’m lucky that the titles pop into my head when I’m not even paying attention. And, as one abstract painter put it, ‘How am I supposed to know what it’s going to look like before I start?’ Some pictures are based on geometry, but generally when I sit down to work, I go into a trance and before I know it, it’s done. I just needed to let my imagination take over.”

Many of the original works are available for sale on her website, http://www.njdevico.com/.

Contact the Artist:
NJ DeVico
njoilpastels@gmail.com
609.818.1911
http://www.njdevico.com/

Matossian Eye Associates is a proud sponsor of the local artist program. We feature outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors. For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at http://www.matossianeye.com to schedule an appointment.

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Possible New Way of Treating Glaucoma Ac

Possible New Way of Treating Glaucoma

According to a study in the publication Ophthalmology, in the future it may be possible to treat glaucoma by wearing contact lenses rather than by putting daily drops in your eyes.

Researchers studied these new medicine-releasing contact lenses in monkeys, who wore them for a week. They found these contacts to be at least as effective as latanoprost drops (common medication given as eye drops) at a normal dose. At a higher dose, the contact lenses were even more effective than drops.

Currently, researchers are designing studies to be tested on humans. If these studies go well and the results show high efficacy in humans, then we may indeed see contact lenses that can administer glaucoma medication.

Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for medical, surgical, and laser treatment of glaucoma, featuring outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors. For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at http://www.matossianeye.com.

Ilya Rozenbaum, MD
Matossian Eye Associates
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Source: Daniel S. Kohane, MD, PhD et al. Latanoprost-Eluting Contact Lenses in Glaucomatous Monkeys. Ophthalmology, August 2016 DOI:10.1016/j.ophtha.2016.06.038

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Cynthia Matossian, MD on The Signs and S

Cynthia Matossian, MD on The Signs and Symptoms of Dry Eye

In the video below, Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS and a panel of experts other dry eye explain chronic dry eye. This video discusses the signs and symptoms of dry eye.

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Source: Matossian, Cynthia, MD. Cynthia Matossian, MD on ReSure® Sealant with Accommodative Lens. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfYjVwFIpxo.

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Drug-Releasing Contact Lenses According

Drug-Releasing Contact Lenses

According to a recent study published online in Ophthalmology, a soft contact lens that can deliver medication gradually to the eye to treat glaucoma may be just as effective if not more effective than a drop used to lower pressure in the eye when treating glaucoma.

First author of the study Joseph B. Ciolino, M.D., an ophthalmologist at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School stated, “The lower dose contact lens delivered the same amount of pressure lowering as the drops, and a higher-dose lens, interestingly enough, had better pressure reduction than the drops in our small study.”

Dr. Ciolini also stated, “Based on our preliminary data, the lenses have not only the potential to improve compliance for patients, but also the potential of providing better pressure reduction than the drops.”

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the world. The drops currently used to treat glaucoma can cause redness, burning, and irritation, leading to patients’ noncompliance. The contact lens used in this study allows for slow release of the drug because it contains a thin film of drug-encapsulated polymers in the periphery of the lens. The study was performed on four monkeys with glaucoma and the researchers are currently designing clinical studies for the efficacy in humans.

Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for Medical, Surgical, and and Laser Treatment of Glaucoma, featuring outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors. For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at http://www.matossianeye.com.

Jennine Lutz, OD
Matossian Eye Associates
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Sources: Science Daily August 29, 2016
Daniel S. Kohane, MD, PhD et al. Latanoprost-Eluting Contact Lenses in Glaucomatous Monkeys. Ophthalmology, August 2016 DOI: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2016.06.038

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