Orange County Dry Eye Support Group 2020 Meetings

California’s Orange County Dry Eye Support Group 2020 meetings will be on May 4 and November 9, 1-3 p.m., P.T.


Both meetings will be held at Grace Hills Church, Fellowship Hall, 24521 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Woods CA, 92637. The schedule includes a speaker and presentation by the sponsoring organization. For meeting information and to RSVP: call Judi at (949) 933-2417 or email

Orange County California

The featured speaker in May will be Laura Periman, M.D., an ophthalmologist and the “doc with a heart.” Dr. Periman specializes in cornea and external disease. She is a frequent speaker at ophthalmology meetings on various Dry Eye topics and treatments.

Harvey Fishman, M.D., Ph.D., an ophthalmologist who practices in Palo Alto, will address the group in November. He specializes in cornea and external disease, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and same day emergency visits.

Both doctors have experience treating patients with severe Dry Eye.

OCDESG History

Jonathan Pirnazar, M.D., an ophthalmologist at the University of California, Irvine, started the Orange County Dry Eye Support Group (OCDESG.) It was and is the only Dry Eye support group in the U.S. In the early days, 10 members would meet at a local library. Since then the group has grown to over 200 members. Today an average of 50 to 60 people attending twice-yearly meetings. The non-profit group is not affiliated with any religious or healthcare organizations.

Orange County California Dry Eye Support Group

Meetings are free and open to anyone interested in learning about Dry Eye. A $3 suggested donation covers room rental, printing, and mailing.

OCDESG aims to help Dry Eye patients feel better, to give them hope and a better quality of life. The group answers patients’ questions about how and where they can get help for their symptoms.

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Not A Dry Eye Foundation is not affiliated with the OCDESG. Notice of the meetings is provided as a service to Dry Eye patients.

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