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Diane N. Sayah


Diane N. Sayah, O.D., Ph.D.

Diane N. Sayah, O.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Diane N. Sayah completed her Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Montreal in2015. She then completed her PhD in Vision Science at the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Research Center (University of Montreal) and worked at the Harvard Retinal Imaging Lab as a postdoctoral fellow (Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School). During her studies, she won several excellence and training awards. Her doctoral thesis on ocular biomechanics in glaucoma was notably nominated for the Dean's Honor List.

Dr. Sayah also served as lecturer and clinical instructor at the University of Montreal School of Optometry for several years (2016-2022) before joining the faculty at the University of Houston College of Optometry.

Beyond her clinical and teaching responsibilities, she has been actively involved in multiple organizations to promote research in vision and eye health.

As a clinician-scientist, Dr Sayah's interests are directed towards myopia and neurodegenerative diseases of the eye. Benefiting from cutting-edge technology and innovative methods for probing biomechanical and choroidal involvement, her objective is to lead translational research which will directly improve clinical care.

Dr. Sayah speaks English, French, Arabic and Spanish. She enjoys reading, baking, music and traveling. She is excited to explore Houston and looks forward to joining the team at UHCO!