On Sept 29, 2015; Dr. James Lai, from the Retina Consultants of Hawaii, treated a diabetic patient with the first ILUVIEN® implant in the state of Hawaii. ILUVIEN® is a long acting steroid implant which can be injected into the eye to treat patients with diabetic macular edema (swelling in the lining of the back […]
Archive | Eye Health
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
What Does It Mean to Be Legally Blind?
While you may have poor eyesight, are you actually legally blind? There is a legal definition for who and what constitutes as blind or even just “low vision.” Are you close? Can you get some extra benefits thanks to your poor eyesight? The Road to Blindness If you’re not quite blind yet, but your eyesight […]
True or False: Eye Edition
Ever since you were little, you’ve been hearing lots of hearsay about your eyes and how to keep them healthy. Are carrots really good for your eyes, and will they help you see in the dark? Will reading fine print at night make your eyesight go bad? While many of these are based in fact, […]
Tips for Good Eye Health
The eyes are vital parts of the body. You need to protect your sight at all times. Here are three tips to help you have good vision for life. Eat right. Your diet plays an important role in keeping your eyes healthy. You need nutrients like lutein, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids, as well as […]