Board-certified ophthalmologist and retina specialist Diana M. Laura, MD, joined Texas Retina Associates in September 2022, and cares for patients in our Dallas Main, Rockwall and Wichita Falls offices. She completed her vitreoretinal surgery fellowship and ophthalmology residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami, one of the top-rated eye hospitals in the country. While there, she served as Chief Resident and as Co-Director of Ocular Trauma.
At Texas Retina, Dr. Laura provides care for a full range of vitreoretinal conditions, including macular degeneration, retinal tears and detachment, diabetic eye disease, ocular trauma, retinopathy of prematurity and other pediatric retinal diseases, and cares for babies in the neonatal intensive care units (NICU) at both Baylor and Methodist Dallas hospitals. She is also passionate about research to discover new and better treatments to restore and maintain vision.
Why did you become a physician? What inspired you?
Growing up, my parents always valued education and encouraged me to work hard and reach my highest potential. I was eager to find a career that interested me while also making a meaningful impact on the people around me. After volunteering with multiple physicians and medical researchers in college, I knew I wanted to pursue medicine.
Why did you choose to specialize/sub-specialize in ophthalmology and retina?
I have worn glasses since I was 7 years old, so I have always been fascinated by eyes! In medical school, I knew I wanted to pursue a surgical subspecialty and quickly became passionate about ophthalmology and more specifically, retina. I find it so rewarding to preserve or restore a patient’s vision.
Why did you choose Texas Retina?
Several Texas Retina doctors trained at the same program I did in Miami, so I knew about the practice’s outstanding reputation. When I was looking for a position after completing my training, Texas Retina was at the top of my list. My husband and I were excited to live in a new city, and Dallas has been a great fit!
What do you enjoy most about your work?
I feel incredibly lucky to be able to pursue an interesting job that I love every day while simultaneously helping people see and improving the quality of their lives.
What is your philosophy of patient care?
I believe establishing compassionate and meaningful relationships with my patients is crucial. I want each person I care for to fully understand their treatment plan and for us to work as a team to help restore their vision.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
When I’m not caring for patients, I enjoy spending time with my husband, running, hiking and traveling. I am also a foodie and love exploring new restaurants!
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