Professor Gholam A. Peyman: Inventor of LASIK and recipient of National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Iranian-American Professor Gholam A. Peyman has been named as a recipient of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President Obama. This is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government upon scientists, engineers, and inventors.

Gholam A. Peyman, MD 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 …

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 in 1989.

in 2005 he was selected by a ballot among the more than 30,000 ophthalmologists around the world to become one of the thirteen living ophthalmologists inducted into the Hall of Fame of Ophthalmology.

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