Gholam A. Peyman, MD is emeritus professor of Ophthalmology at Tulane University (2008). He is a Hall of Fame of Ophthalmology and retina surgeon who is also a prolific and successful inventor. Gholam Peyman has, thus far, been granted 122 US patents covering a broad range of novel medical devices, intra-ocular drug delivery, surgical techniques, as well as new methods of diagnosis and treatment. His most widely-known invention to date is LASIk eye surgery, a revolutionary vision correction procedure which has enabled tens of millions of people to see clearly without glasses, for which he was awarded the first US patent (US Patent 4,840,175, “METHOD FOR MODIFYING CORNEAL CURVATURE”, granted June 20, 1989. In addition to the numerous other honors and awards he has received in 2005 he was selected by a ballot among the ophthalmologists around the world to become one of the thirteen living ophthalmologists inducted into the Hall of Fame of Ophthalmology. In 2013 he was named by President Obama as one of the 12 eminent research recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.
Peyman’s inquiring mind, coupled with his keen interest in engineering and pharmacology along with his in-depth background and experience in ophthalmology resulted, over a 40-year period, in a remarkable range of novel devices, improvements in surgical methods and revolutionary new treatment methods and modalities such as intraocular drug delivery, vitrectomy, resection of intraocular tumors and refractive surgery, etc. His scientific publications exceeds 850 peer reviewed publications and 10 books.