Hawaii Ophthalmologist Named to Elite Group of Surgeons & Specialists

Hawaii’s own Michael Bennett, MD, FACS has been named to the prestigious Ocular Surgery News’ Retina 150 – an elite group of retina specialists and surgeons. An innovator in the field of retina surgery, Dr. Bennett is an internationally recognized leader in the field of medical and surgical retina.
This acknowledgment marks a positive impact for the people of Hawaii by having a local ophthalmologist with such an honor.

“I am privileged to be able to represent my community as part of such an elite and talented group of surgeons and specialists. Giving patients in Hawaii the availability to such innovative technology and the latest in custom vision care is what our practice, Bennett Eye Institute, is all about,” states Michael Bennett, MD, FACS.

The retina plays a critical role in vision — if it is damaged, the brain won’t be able to receive visual information, which can result in permanent blindness. Often, the first signs of damage are hard to notice. By the time you notice a decrease in vision quality, the damage is irreversible. In fact, Age Related Macular Degeneration, a retinal disorder, is the leading cause of blindness and vision loss in Americans 65 and older.

About Michael Bennett, MD, FACS
Dr. Bennett is an award-winning surgeon, Medical Director, and founder of Bennett Eye Institute, formerly Retina Institute of Hawaii. In addition to being certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Bennett is a pioneer of surgical advancement being named as one of 13 surgeons in the US to conduct the procedure for the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System. Dr. Bennett and other doctors at Bennett Eye Institute have been recognized for awards including Best Doctors in the U.S., Best Doctors in Hawaii, Governor’s Innovation, Pacific Business News Business Award, and Retina Society Distinction Award.

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