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Open Your Eyes – A Documentary on the Am

Open Your Eyes – A Documentary on the Amazing Impact of Cataract Surgery

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A documentary film which premiered this past summer on HBO, Open Your Eyes tells the inspiring story of one couple’s struggle to regain their sight lost to cataracts. They lived in a remote, mountainous region of Nepal. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Cataract surgery is not only the most commonly performed surgery in the US; it is also safe with little downtime. In the developing world, however, many people do not have access to eyecare professionals.

Nonprofit groups, like the Seva Foundation featured in the documentary, are beginning to address the need for cataract surgery in developing countries by going door to door in remote villages to help connect surgical candidates with volunteer surgeons. This couple went on a long bus ride and walked barefoot on rough terrain for many miles, unable to see, in order to have their cataracts removed. The result is very impactful – they are utterly transformed by regaining their sight, their purpose, and their worth.

The board certified, fellowship trained cataract surgeons of Matossian Eye Associates are proud to engage in the important work of restoring sight. Please call 1-800-708-8800 for a consultation with one of our specialists today.

Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for cataracts with advanced technology implants, 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.

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS
Matossian Eye Associates
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http://www.matossianeye.com

Source: http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/07/17/485900213/documentary-blind-grandmother-gets-back-sight-stolen-by-cataracts

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Cynthia Matossian Speaks on a Clinical T

Cynthia Matossian Speaks on a Clinical Trial
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Recently, joined by Eyegate Pharmaceuticals’ Director of Clinical Operations Lisa Brandano, Ispoke to a group of local physicians and technicians on one of our active clinical trials, Non-Infectious Anterior Segment Uveitis Delivery System of Decamenthasone Phosphate Through Iontophrsis.

Iontophoresis is an investigational drug delivery system which was developed as a means to non-invasively deliver dexamethasone into the eye. We are actively enrolling interested patients who meet the following eligibility criteria:

· Be 12 to 85 years of age with a diagnosis of non-infectious iritis
· Must not have used topical corticosteroid treatment in either eye < 48 hours prior to baseline visit
· Must not have a history of glaucoma or require ocular anti-hypertensive medications

If you meet these criteria and are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact our Clinical Studies Coordinator Nicole Casadiego at (609) 323-1560 option 8 or ncasadiego@matossianeye.com.

Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for clinical studies, 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.

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS
Matossian Eye Associates
1-800-708-8800
http://www.matossianeye.com

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As part of Diabetes Awareness Month, Matossian Eye Associates is interested in informing our readers on Diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that impacts the body’s ability to produce and/or use insulin in amounts sufficient to control blood sugar levels. People with any type of diabetes can develop hyperglycemia, which is an excess of blood sugar or serum glucose. Although glucose is a vital source of energy for the body’s cells a chronic elevation of serum glucose causes damage throughout the body, including the small blood vessels in the eyes.

If you have diabetes you risk developing diabetic retinopathy, in which damage occurs to the delicate blood vessels inside the retina at the back of the eye. You are also at increased risk for developing cataracts (clouding of the normally clear lens in the eye) or glaucoma (a disease that results in damage to the optic nerve).

Diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease, and has two major forms.

Nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR) is the earliest stage of diabetic retinopathy. With this condition, damaged blood vessels in the retina begin to leak extra fluid and small amounts of blood into the eye. Sometimes deposits of cholesterol or other fats from the blood may leak into the retina.

Proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) occurs when abnormal blood vessels begin to grow on the surface of the retina or optic nerve. The new blood vessels do not supply the retina with normal blood flow. The new vessels are also often accompanied by scar tissue that may cause the retina to wrinkle or detach.

Please remember the importance of getting an annual dilated eye exam, especially if you have diabetes. Please call our office at 1-800-708-8800 to schedule an eye exam.

Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for medical, laser and surgical treatment of the retina, 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.

Matossian Eye Associates
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Source: This article reprinted with permission from the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s EyeSmart® program (www.geteyesmart.org).

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Sebastian Lesniak Performs LipiFlow® on

Sebastian Lesniak Performs LipiFlow® on Dr. Matossian

On Thursday, November 17th, 2016 at 5:30 PM Sebastian Lesniak, MD was filmed performing LipiFlow® thermal pulsation treatment for dry eye on Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS.

Matossian Eye Associates offers LipiView® and LipiFlow® treatment as part of our Certified Dry Eye Center of Excellence. Dry eye is an epidemic partly due to our increased reliance on digital technology. Millions suffer stinging/burning eyes, a gritty or scratchy sensation, discomfort in contact lenses, fluctuating vision, light sensitivity, redness, excessive tearing, and a reliance on artificial tears to get through the day. Rapid evaporation of tears is frequently caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD.) Meibomian glands produce oils which are essential to a healthy tear film, by preventing tears from evaporating too quickly. LipiView® dynamic imaging allows your doctor to see these glands and monitor their functionality as never before.

LipiFlow® is the only FDA-cleared thermal pulsation treatment for meibomian gland dysfunction; it is a safe, pain-free, 12 minute in-office procedure. LipiFlow® uses a precise, soothing heat and gentle, pulsating massage to unblock the meibomian glands and improve the health of the ocular surface. We are thrilled to be able to offer our patients who suffer daily with dry eye symptoms this spa-like procedure that gets to the root of their dry eye and offers them much-needed relief.

To watch this unfiltered, unedited, in-office procedure, you will need to visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MatossianEyeAssociates/ or click the link below

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Matossian Eye Associates is a Certified Center of Excellence for Dry Eye, 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.

Matossian Eye Associates
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Dyslexia Everybody is familiar with the

Dyslexia

Everybody is familiar with the term dyslexia, but what exactly is it? Simply put, dyslexia is a learning disorder that is linked with difficulty in reading and writing. Although dyslexia is considered a learning disorder, it is not an intellectual disorder. Individuals of all IQ’s and abilities can be affected by dyslexia.

Dyslexia has a wide variety of symptoms that depend on an individual’s age. These symptoms range from a delay in learning to speak in infants to poor spelling and letter reversals (with which dyslexia is most often associated) in older children.
While neurologists or pediatricians usually take care of diagnosing dyslexia in children, an optometrist can actually help in its treatment. The fact that 75% of children with reading and writing difficulties also have poor vision suggests a link between vision or their health and their ability to learn.

By going beyond a simple eye exam, eye doctors can detect possible complications in a child’s vision function. They can do this by diagnosing their visual acuity or reviewing how images are processed by their brain. While there is currently no cure for dyslexia, we can treat many visual health problems that can be the cause of the condition, thereby managing it and fostering a better learning experience.
Call us today to get your child scheduled with one of our optometrists for an eye exam and find out what we can do to help not only their eye sight but also potentially their success in school as a result.

Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for comprehensive eye exams for anyone over the age of five, 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.

Matossian Eye Associates
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Source: Dyslexia. SolutionReach

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New Documentary on Human Vision Narrated

New Documentary on Human Vision Narrated by Sir Elton John

Sight: The Story of Vision, a documentary on scientific, medical and technological aspects of human vision premiered on October 13 (World Sight Day.) The one-hour film was broadcast on public television and features Sir Elton John as narrator. It tells the story of how people discovered how our eyes work, as well as how to improve our eyesight and even restore it when it is lost.

Online content will also be available for viewers of Sight: The Story of Vision, in the form of apps, a downloadable eBook, and a companion website http://www.StoryofSight.com.

One interesting detail about the documentary is that its writer and director, Kris Koenig, decided to apply color correction to the film so people with red-green color confusion could distinguish those colors better while watching. He did this after trying on a pair of EnChroma eyeglasses, which are custom-tinted to help people with various types of colorblindness.

Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for cataracts with advanced technology implants, glaucoma, cornea, retina, dry eye, contact lenses, comprehensive eye exams, oculoplastics and aesthetics, neuro-optometry, and clinical trials, 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.

George Saunders, CFO
Matossian Eye Associates
1-800-708-8800
http://www.matossianeye.com

Source: Sight: The Story of Vision. http://www.storyofsight.com/

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What Are Bionic Contact Lenses? Bionic c

What Are Bionic Contact Lenses?

Bionic contact lenses are being developed to provide a virtual display that could have a variety of uses from assisting the visually impaired to the video game industry. The device will have the form of a conventional contact lens with added bionics technology in the form of augmented reality, with functional electronic circuits and infrared lights to create a virtual display.

There are certain technical requirements that engineers have to meet in order to develop safe bionic lenses. First, power must be provided to bionic lenses via wireless mediums. Second, bionic lenses have to be bio-compatible. These requirements challenge engineers by limiting their material choice and imposing a regulatory standard regarding radio-frequency radiation, so as not to harm the user. Third, micro-scale components should be mechanically and electrically integrated on a polymer substrate. And finally, all of these operations have to be completed within the volume of standard contact lenses, that being 1 cm² in area with a thickness of 200 mm or smaller.

An antenna on the lens picks up a radio frequency. The integrated circuit transforms and stores this energy. Chips harvest this energy and convert it into voltage that is necessary to power the LEDs. The LEDs create an image, and Fresnel lenses are used to project the generated image onto the retina.

Prototypes have been successfully tested that can perform these functions and engineers have tested the finished lenses on rabbits for up to 20 minutes, and the animals showed no problems.

Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for cataracts with advanced technology implants, glaucoma, cornea, retina, dry eye, contact lenses, comprehensive eye exams, oculoplastics and aesthetics, neuro-optometry, and clinical trials, 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.

George Saunders, CFO
Matossian Eye Associates
1-800-708-8800
http://www.matossianeye.com

Source: From Wikipedia

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