Episode 18: Dry Eye Master With Laura Periman, MD

In this episode of Eyetrepreneur, Laura Periman, MD shares her journey into the wonderful world of dry eye, helping patients with dry eye when they might not realize they need help, the why of dry eye, and so much more.


In This Episode:

[2:50] Dr. Laura’s journey into eyecare, and more specifically, into dry eye.

[9:15] What were dry eye symptoms back in the day, and what was the procedure to handle them?

[11:15] How to approach someone with dry eye who doesn’t know what that is and wants to wait for treatment.

[15:55] How to deal with the psychological impact of dry eye.

[20:10] The why of dry eye.

[24:05] Where to start to get into the dry eye sector.

[31:20] The next steps to take when you’re ready to treat dry eye.

[40:45] How IPL has helped Dr. Laura’s treatment of patients.

[47:15] Fitzpatrick skin typing.

[49:15] What IPL actually does, and how it effects the skin.

[56:15] How to talk about the costs of treatment with patients.

[1:02:15] Lid hygiene.

[1:05:15] The future of dry eye.


About Dr. Laura Periman:

Laura Periman, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist, fellowship-trained cornea and refractive surgeon and Ocular Surface Disease Expert. She knew she wanted to be a doctor since the age of 12 and always seen eyes as the key defining feature of every person. Her interests in molecular biology began with winning the Terry Spies Memorial Scholarship at the Oregon Regional Primate Research Center as an undergraduate at Willamette University in Salem, OR.

Her interests in immunopathophysiology took root during her work in Research and Development at Immunex Corporation in the Molecular Biology Department prior to attending medical school at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. During medical school, she received the Rex and Arlene Garrison Oncology Fellowship, the Western Medical Student Research Committee Award for Excellence and was elected to the honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha. Upon graduation with honors, she also received the Georgianna Kirby Award for outstanding patient dedication and compassion.

Dr Periman completed her Ophthalmology Residency as well as Cornea/Refractive Fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle. She has nine peer reviewed publications and has written extensively on the topic of Ocular Surface Disease. Her unique and passionate perspective on OSD stems from her work in immunopathophysiology. She is an innovator and enthusiastic speaker who loves bridging the gap between basic science, clinical practice and patient compassion. Whether delivering top line care in the sacred 1:1 patient encounter or expanding awareness on the world wide impacts of Dry Eye Disease, Dr Periman thrives on contributing to the greater good.

As Director of Dry Eye Services and Clinical Research in Seattle, WA she combines her clinical care passion, scientific drive and innovative creativity to provide first class Ocular Surface Disease management.

Her specialties are: Comprehensive Dry Eye Disease Treatment, Medical Treatment of Corneal Surface Problems, and Minor external and Ocular Surface procedures.


Important Links:

Dr.  Laura’s website: DryEyeMaster.com

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Connect with Dr. Laura on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn

Check out Dr.Laura’s YouTube channel

2 comments on Episode 18: Dry Eye Master With Laura Periman, MD

  1. Andy McKie says:

    Congrats Dr Laura & team Brill! What an entertaining & informative episode! Dr Laura’s passion & drive to achieve great patient outcomes is really evident & to be congratulated for sharing with the optical community. I am recommending to all my colleagues Down Under as a “must listen” for anyone interested in or starting out or even fully invested in DE management.
    Thanks, Andy

    ** disclaimer – I am the National Sales Manager for Lumenis in Australia & New Zealand**

    1. Thanks for the kind words Andy. We’re happy to see that Lumenis has committed its resources to research and developing state of the art products.

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