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Preventative Measures

Preventative Measures

Many people slather on sunscreen before hitting the waves but don’t give a thought to eye protection while in the water. Chronic sun exposure can lead to a common eye condition called pterygium, a noncancerous growth on the cornea that can affect vision. Surfers and others who spend a lot of time outdoors and in… Read More


An icon in a world full of icons. The BEI concept.

An icon in a world full of icons. The BEI concept.

An icon in a world full of icons.  The BEI concept. Fashions, trends, styles.  Here today and gone tomorrow, too many are often short lived.  Only a very few concepts really stand the test of time.  In order to persevere, they need to be greater than the prevailing spirit, to withstand the test of time;… Read More


SPARQ Sensory Performance

SPARQ Sensory Performance

PERCEPTUAL SPEED Training Hawaii’s Players to Perform like World-Class Athletes Superhuman, out-of-this-world, unbelievable; these are the words reserved for the most spectacular of athletic feats. For a few years now, researchers have been zeroing in on the magic that allows special athletes to seemingly defy nature with uncanny anticipation, jaw-dropping blind passes, and astoundingly accurate… Read More


Bennett Eye Institute’s Founder Nationally Recognized for “Bionic Eye”

Bennett Eye Institute’s Founder Nationally Recognized for “Bionic Eye”

Dr. Michael Bennett Only Private Sector Surgeon Selected Nationwide. Dr. Michael Bennett MD, FACS, founder of The Bennett Eye Institute, has been named one of thirteen prestigious surgeons across the United States to conduct the procedure for the Argus® II Retinal Prosthesis System. The Argus II (also called the “bionic eye”) is an implantable visual… Read More


Retina Institute of Hawaii’s OD Provides Optometric Humanitarian Work

Kashiwa Tanzania

Dr. Kellen Kashiwa Completes His 6th Medical Mission Becoming a doctor takes hours of educational preparation and financial sacrifices. It also takes passion. Born and raised in Hawaii, Doctor Kellen Kashiwa of the Retina Institute of Hawaii concentrated his optometry studies in low-vision and retinal disease at Pacific University College of Optometry. During his first… Read More


Retina Institute of Hawaii’s CFO Completes 135 Mile Run for Hungry

Retina Institute of Hawaii’s CFO Completes 135 Mile Run for Hungry

Paul Sibley runs in memory of Trevor Sims While the doctors at Retina Institute of Hawaii have consistently been recognized for awards, the supporting team makes amazing contributions as well. Paul Sibley, Chief Financial Officer, completed a 135-mile run from New Orleans to Baton Rouge to honor the memory of a little boy whose last… Read More


Retina Institute of Hawaii Participating in Day of Giving: Vision

Retina Institute of Hawaii Participating in Day of Giving: Vision

The Retina Institute of Hawaii is proud to be a part of Surgicare of Hawaii’s “Day of Giving” on May 11, 2013. Dr. Karl E. Waite, MD and Sara Lynn Doolin, RNFA are pioneering the initiative on behalf of Retina Institute of Hawaii and Hawaii Cataract and Laser Institute by performing FREE surgeries at Surgicare… Read More


ARGUS II Retinal Prosthesis System Receives FDA Approval

ARGUS II Retinal Prosthesis System Receives FDA Approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Ophthalmic Devices Panel recently reviewed and approved the groundbreaking ARGUS II Retinal Prosthesis System. Manufactured by Second Sight Medical Products, Inc., the device will allow partial vision restoration to patients who are blind due to Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). This is the first treatment for this condition that is… Read More


Michael Bennett, MD, FACS Appointed to Serve on U.S. FDA Ophthalmic Devices Advisory Panel

Michael Bennett, MD, FACS Appointed to Serve on U.S. FDA Ophthalmic Devices Advisory Panel

Dr. Michael D. Bennett, founder and president of Retina Institute of Hawaii, recently served on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Ophthalmic Devices Advisory Panel. Appointed in 2012, Dr. Bennett was part of a 23-member panel that has expertise in retinal disease, low vision, electrophysiology and other specialties. Panel members included doctors from Washington,… Read More


Preventative Measures

Preventative Measures

Protecting Your Eyes From The Sun This Summer Many people slather on sunscreen before hitting the waves but don’t give a thought to eye protection while in the water. Chronic sun exposure can lead to a common eye condition called pterygium, a noncancerous growth on the cornea that can affect vision. Surfers and others who… Read More


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Honolulu, HI 96815
Tel: (808) 955-0255

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Aiea, HI 96701
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Waipahu, HI 96797
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Honolulu HI 96814
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Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
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