Diana suffered with Dry Eye for many years and, as she aged, her symptoms worsened. In June 2013, she woke with a bright red right eye. A doctor told her it was a virus that would go away on its own. It did, but returned the following week.
For the next 3 months, Diana suffered recurring pink eye, even while undergoing treatment with antibiotic and steroid eye drops. Diana later learned that she suffered superior limbic keratoconjunctivities (SLK). The condition, which can be induced or exacerbated by Dry Eye, is characterized by inflammation of the conjunctiva at the junction of the iris and sclera, on the upper side of the eye ball. In 2014, along with other treatments for other conditions, Diana underwent two surgeries to remove the affected tissues. Today, her eyes are comfortable and clear. She is able to resume her normal activities and, once again, enjoys life.
Diana is passionate about bringing help to other Dry Eye sufferers around the world. She brings her professional experience as a financial analyst to her position as the foundation’s Treasurer and Interim Executive Director.
Diana was born and raised in China. She received both her BS in Psychology and Master in Public Administration from the University of Washington. Diana resides in Seattle, WA with her husband and two dogs.