Just before Thanksgiving last year, Today Show co-host Savannah Guthrie experienced an eye injury at home. Guthrie explained that her 3-year-old son threw a toy train at her, knocking her in the eye. The accident resulted in Guthrie experiencing a torn retina. According to Guthrie, initially, an attempt was made to “weld” the tear. Ultimately,… Read More
What is an Ophthalmologist?
An ophthalmologist is an MD (or Doctor of Medicine) or a DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine). Ophthalmologists have completed four years of undergraduate school and four years of medical school. After completing medical school, MDs and DOs are general doctors. Following medical school, the MD/DO has chosen to complete a medical residency for ophthalmology. From there the ophthalmologist may select to complete a fellowship program in an eye care subspecialty.
In eye care, different eye diseases call for different treatments. The eye is very complex and different parts of the eye call for different training and expertise. Ophthalmologists who have completed a fellowship have specialized training in one or more of ten eye care subspecialties.
- Anterior Segment Surgery
- Cataract and Refractive Surgery
- Cornea and External Disease
- Dry Eye
- Pediatric Ophthalmology / Adult Strabismus
- Ocular Oncology
- Neuro Ophthalmology
Matossian Eye Associates is pleased to have a comprehensive and highly trained team of Doylestown, Hopewell and Hamilton eye doctors:
- Cynthia Matossian, MD - Refractive Cataract Surgery and Dry Eye Disease
- Ilya Rozenbaum, MD - Glaucoma and Cataract Surgery
- Priya Desai, MD - Glaucoma and Cataract Surgery
- Sebastian Lesniak, MD - Anterior Segment Surgery, Cataract and Refractive Surgery to include LASIK
- Jeremy Aikey, DO - Retina, Medical and Surgical
- Hilary Brader, MD - Retina, Medical
- Paul Johnson, MD - Oculoplastics & Aesthetics, Botox and fillers
What is an Optometrist?
An optometrist is an OD, or a Doctor of Optometry. This type of eye doctor has completed four years of undergraduate school and then four years of optometry school. During optometry school, optometrists have externship rotations. These rotations help the eye doctor determine if they want a subspecialty. Following optometry school, this type of eye doctor may decide to complete a one-year fellowship.
Subspecialties of Optometrists
- Sports Vision
- Pediatric Eye Care
- Low Vision
- Contact Lens Fitting
- Vision Therapy
- Glaucoma Co-management
- Dry Eye
- Refractive Surgery Co-management
- Geriatric Care
- Binocular Disorders
Matossian Eye Associates is proud to have a team of specialized optometrists. These include:
- Jennine Lutz, OD - Complete Eye Care, Contact Lenses
- Hetal Diwan, OD - Complete Eye Care, Contact Lenses
- Janine Disanti, OD - Complete Eye Care, Contact Lenses
What Type of Eye Doctor Performs Eye Surgery?
Only medical doctors, MDs & DO's, perform eye surgeries such as cataract surgery, LASIK, retina, eyelid or glaucoma surgery. When making your initial appointment for a comprehensive eye exam at Matossian eye associates, dependent on your eye history you may see an optometrist. Optometrists at Matossian Eye associates treat and co-manage eye disease as well as perform routine eye care and fit contact lenses. When medical intervention is necessary, you will be paired with a fellowship trained and specialized ophthalmologist for treatment or surgery. At Matossian Eye Associates, the ophthalmologist and optometrist work together seamlessly to provide the best eye care in the Doylestown, Hopewell and Hamilton regions.