Diana Driscoll OD, Founder

Diana Driscoll, OD

Professional Experience

2015 – present Clinical Director POTS Care, PLLC
2011 – present President Genetic Disease Investigators, LLC
1985 — 2004 Optometrist


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.

Peer-reviewed Abstracts

Acetazolamide as a Medical Treatment Option for Patients with Neurodegenerative Disease; Coauthors — Driscoll DL, Code W; Feb. 2012

Vascular Fundus Changes Observed in Patients with a High Probability of CCSVI; Coauthors — Driscoll DL, Francomano CA Driscoll RA; Feb. 2012

Cardiac Effects in the Multiple Sclerosis Patient; Coauthors —  Driscoll DL, Francomano CA; 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 CCSVI (Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency) NCT#01356134


The Driscoll Theory – The Cause of POTS in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome — Authors: Drs. Diana Driscoll, De, Doherty,Ferreira, Meglathery, and Pazun

Your Eyes and EDS – Exploring the Ocular Effects of Ehlers- Danlos Syndrome

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

Ophthalmology Medical Resource Guide for the advisory panel of The Ehler’s-Danlos National Foundation

Professional Publications

Optometric Management 1999
American Optometric Association News 1999
Review of Optometry 1999
Optometry News 1983

Lectures and Speaking

Chronic Dry Eyes – What did we miss? The Dry Eye Institute of America Dec. 2016

POTS: What Have We Been Missing? The University of Houston College Of Optometry,  Dallas EDS Support Group, Austin EDS Support Group – Summer 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? Co-presenter Dr. Clair Francomano Global CCSVI Expo Nov. 2011

Bold Proposals for Medical Management of CCSVI New Discoveries, New Beginnings – Sept. 2011

A CCSVI Research and Education Forum
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 University of Texas at Austin — Summa Cum Laude

Patent Award
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.

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 University of Texas at Austin
Foundation of Excellence Award Texas Association of Optometrists
Ave Custos Oculi Award – Outstanding Achievement in University of Houston College of Optometry
Contact Lens Studies
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 – University of Texas at Austin
Beta Sigma Kappa (honor fraternity) University of Houston College of Optometry