Diana Driscoll, OD
Dr. Diana Driscoll is a foremost authority on autonomic dysfunction, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), chronic dry eye, vagus nerve disorders, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), and similar “invisible” illnesses. She is the Founder and President of Genetic Disease Investigators and the Clinical Director of POTS Care, the only clinic in the world dedicated to treating the underlying medical causes of POTS, not just the symptoms. An inventor with three patents to date, she is also the Founder and President of TJ Nutrition — a company based on her expertise concerning the autonomic nervous system.
Dr. Driscoll is a dry eye expert, patenting unique treatments based on the autonomic nervous system.
In her continual research with dysautonomia, Dr. Driscoll authored “The Driscoll Theory – The Cause of POTS in EDS”, and “Your Eyes and EDS” – both in-depth, scientific publications concerning connective tissue and the autonomic nervous system. She was the chief author of the “Ophthalmology Medical Resource Guide” for Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation. She holds a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and a Doctorate in Optometry from University of Houston, both summa cum laude.
Dr. Diana Driscoll is a member of the Medical Advisory Board for EDS Network C.A.R.E.S., the International Society of Neurovascular Disease, the American Headache Society, the American Optometric Association, the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society, and served as a medical advisor for the Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation.
2015 – present, Clinical Director, POTS Care, PLLC
2011 – present, President, Genetic Disease Investigators, LLC
Lifetime Member, American Optometric Association
Member, International Society of Neurovascular Disease
Member, American Headache Society
Member, Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society
Medical Advisory Board, EDS Network C.A.R.E.S.
Acetazolamide as a Medical Treatment Option for Patients with Neurodegenerative Disease, Driscoll DL, Code W Feb. 2012
Vascular Fundus Changes Observed in Patients with a High Probability of CCSVI, Driscoll DL, Francomano CA, Driscoll RA, Feb. 2012
Cardiac Effects in the Multiple Sclerosis Patient, Driscoll DL, Francomano CA, Driscoll RA, Feb. 2012
Clinical Trials – Genetic Disease Investigators, LLC
Head Circumference Growth in Children with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Who Develop Dysautonomia Later in Life, NCT#01367977
Head Circumference Growth in Children Who Develop Multiple Sclerosis Later in Life, NCT#01377805
Vascular Fundus Changes in Patients with High Probability Of Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency, NCT#01356134
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: Your Eyes and EDS, Updated, Diana Driscoll, OD
The Driscoll Theory – The Cause of POTS in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and How to Reverse the Process, Drs. Diana Driscoll, De, Doherty, Ferreira, Meglathery, and Pazun
Your Eyes and EDS – Exploring the Ocular Effects of Ehlers- Danlos Syndrome, Diana Driscoll, OD
The Driscoll Theory – Part 1 and Part 2 – The Role of External Communicating Hydrocephalus, Mast Cell Disease and CCSVI as the Cause of POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Diana Driscoll, OD
Ophthalmology Medical Resource Guide, Diana Driscoll, OD, for the advisory panel of The Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation
Optometric Management, 1999
American Optometric Association News, 1999
Review of Optometry, 1999
Optometry News, 1983
Lectures and Speaking
Dr. Diana Driscoll, Founder & CEO at POTS Care: We are Uniquely Set Up to Help “Long-Haulers” Today, Startup.Info, Nov. 2020
Acetylcholine and Your Vagus Nerve, The Parasympathetic Summit, Nov. 2020
Why the Vagus Nerve is Critical, and How to Heal it with Dr. Diana Driscoll, Elite HRV Podcast, Mar. 2020
The Vagus Nerve and Your Health with Dr. Diana Driscoll, Wellness Warriors Podcast, Jan. 2020
Dr. Diana Driscoll’s Experience With POTS and Never Giving Up Hope, Chronically Healing Podcast, Jan. 2020
A Unique Approach to Treating Chronic Illness and POTS Patients, Beyound Your Diagnosis Podcast, Dec. 2019
What You Don’t Know About The Vagus Nerve, TheChiefLife.com, Dec. 2019
Living With a Chronic Invisible Illness, LyndaGriparic.com, Nov. 2019
Vagus Nerve Dysfunction, LymeNinjaRadio.com, Nov. 2019
Invisible Illness, POTS, + The Vagus Nerve, AutoImmuneTribe.com, Nov. 2019
Is It the Vagus Nerve?, American Academy of Environmental Medicine, Oct. 2019
Healing POTS and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome; Neurochemical Support for the Vagus Nerve, CraniosacralPodcast.com, Oct. 2019
The Effect of Stress on the Parasympathetic Side of the Autonomic System, DoctorJKrauseND.com, Oct. 2019
A Little-Known Secret To Fix Your Vagus Nerve, BenGreenfieldFitness.com, July 2019
The Relationship Between the Vagus Nerve and Chronic Illness, DrChristineSchaffner.com, Aug. 2019
Reversing Chronic Disease By Fixing The Vagus Nerve, HealCircle.org, Aug. 2019
Chronic/Invisible Illness and The Vagus Nerve, BetterHealthGuy.com, April 2019
Chronic Dry Eyes – What did we miss?, The Dry Eye Institute of America, Dec. 2016
Vagus Nerve and POTS/ Mast Cell Activation, HealingHistamine.com, Aug. 2016
POTS: What Have We Been Missing?, The University of Houston College, Of Optometry, Dallas EDS Support Group, Austin EDS Support Group, Aug. 2015
Keynote Speaker, Hydrocephalus Adult and Pediatric Conference, July 2014
The Ocular Effects of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, EDS Awareness – webinar, Oct. 2013
Your Eyes and EDS – Truth or Myth?, Dallas EDS Support Group, Oct. 2013
Vascular Fundus Changes Observed in Patients With EDS, American Optometric Association, June 2012
CCSVI: The Eyes Have It, International Society for Neurovascular Disease, Feb. 2012
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Multiple Sclerosis – Is there a Connection?, Global CCSVI Expo Co-presenter – Dr. Clair Francomano, Nov. 2011
Bold Proposals for Medical Management of CCSVI, New Discoveries, New Beginnings – A CCSVI Research and Education Forum, Sept. 2011
Clinical Trials – New Thoughts on CCSVI and M.S., The Second Annual CCSVI Symposium, July 2011
Your Eyes and EDS, Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation Convention, July 2006
Call-in Questions about your vision, WOAI – radio station, 1992
Eyes as You Age, Good Morning Austin – TV station, 1990
Doctorate of Optometry, University of Houston, Summa Cum Laude
Bachelor of Arts, The University of Texas at Austin, Summa Cum Laude
May 2016 – Patent # 9,271,953 issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Abstract: The present invention includes compositions and methods for treating certain conditions, at least one of autonomic dysfunctions or vascular diseases.
Properties: When ingredients are combined precisely as described, effective vagus nerve stimulation occurs, restoring parasympathetic nervous system function despite any genetic abnormalities in the pathway for making acetylcholine.
March 2019: Patent # 10,238,673 B2 issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Abstract: The present inventions includes compositions and methods for treating certain conditions such as dry eye and dry mouth.
Properties: When ingredients are combined precisely as described, basal tear and saliva production are restored via stimulation of the lacrimal nerve to produce tears, and stimulation of the vagus nerve to help control inflammation that causes dry eyes.
October 2020: Patent # CA 2,940,871 issued by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office
Abstract: Methods and Compositions for Correction of Organ Dysfunction
Properties: The present invention relates in general to the field of prevention and treatment of conditions associated with autonomic dysfunction and their commonly found co-morbid conditions including vascular disorders, immunological disorders and organ dysfunction and more particularly, to methods and composition for the prevention and treatment of the same.
Licensed Optometrist, Texas Optometry Board
Certified Therapeutic Optometrist, Texas Optometry Board
Optometric Glaucoma Specialist, Texas Optometry Board
Nominee – Tribute to Champions of Hope, Global Genes Allies in Rare Disease
Albert Schweitzer Award, The University of Texas at Austin
Foundation of Excellence Award, Texas Association of Optometrists
Ave Custos Oculi Award – Outstanding Achievement in Contact Lens Studies, University of Houston College of Optometry
Excellence in Optics Award, University of Houston College of Optometry
Excellence in Pathology Award, University of Houston College of Optometry
Barnes-Hind Hydrocurve Contact Lens Award, University of Houston College of Optometry
Phi Beta Kappa, Psi Chi, Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Beta Beta, Honor fraternities – The University of Texas at Austin
Beta Sigma Kappa (honor fraternity), University of Houston College of Optometry