Visiting Retina Professor Dr. Mark Johnson

Drs. Kokame, Lai, and Wee hosted the 41st Visiting Retina Professor Lecture Series in December 2015. This lecture series began in 1993 and has hosted many esteemed vitreoretinal specialists including Drs. Harry Flynn, Jennifer Lim, Bill Mieler, Jose Pulido, Rick Spaide, Alan Bird, Jason Slakter, Mark Humayun, and Don Gass, and many more. The Visiting […]

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Bad Habits That Harm Your Eyes

There are a lot of good habits that keep your eyes healthy. Eating a balanced diet, wearing your prescribed eyewear, and visiting your ophthalmologist for regular checkups are just a few habits that will keep your eyes healthy. However, there are quite a few bad habits that can harm your eyes. Learn more about which […]

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How Much Do You Really Know About Your Eyes?

You use your eyes every single day, but how much do you know about them? Take a few minutes to test your knowledge and learn more about how your eyes work: What Does The Cornea Do? The cornea is the outer covering of the eye. It has many layers to protect the rest of your […]

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6 Nutrients That Protect Your Eyes

When it comes to protecting your eyes, carrots alone won’t do the trick. Here are 6 nutrients that protect your eyes: 1. Vitamin C Vitamin C helps boost your immune system, but it can also minimize the risk of cataracts as well as macular degeneration.   Where to get it: Vitamin C can be found […]

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When You Should See an Eye Doctor

Many people feel they don’t need to see an eye doctor if they don’t seem to have anything wrong with their eyes. This is incorrect. You need to see an eye doctor as often as you see your dentist or your regular physician. Your eye doctor will be the first person to spot any abnormalities […]

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Common Eye Conditions to be Aware of

There are some very common eye conditions that many people suffer from and there are others that are less common, only striking on occasion. Two of the most common disorders related to the eyes are nearsightedness and farsightedness. Both are annoying and your eye doctor can prescribe glasses or contacts, or recommend Lasik surgery. Nearsightedness, […]

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Where Do Floaters Come From?

Floaters, you know, those clear lines and spider web-looking clear things that seem to drift through your vision? There’s actually a name for it — posterior vitreous detachment (PVD). PVD is a normal part of aging, especially after a person reaches his 40s or 50s. PVD happens because the vitreous jelly in the middle of […]

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Diagnostic Tests We Perform

Test for Eye Disease in Hawaii Managing eye diseases early and correctly is the key to effective treatment. At Retina Consultants of Hawaii, we perform five diagnostic tests — fluorescein angiography, ICG angiography, optical coherence tomography, fundus photography, and ultrasound. Fluorescein angiography Fluorescein angiography (FA) is useful for diagnosing retinal or optic nerve conditions, guiding laser surgery, and […]

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