Hawaiian Eye Foundation Holds Third Annual Cataract Days

HONOLULU, March 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2017, the Atherton Family Foundation committed to a five-year sponsorship of Hawaiian Eye Foundation's Statewide Cataract Days program.AThis year, along with sponsorship by Friends of Hawaii CharitiesAand Dr. Alan Faulkner of Aloha Laser Vision, examinations and surgeries were performed this week.ABoth uninsured and underinsured patients in Hawaii qualify for these services, made possible through the generosity of our sponsors.APatient referrals were made by Project Vision Hawaii, Community Health Centers, the U.S. Veteran's officeAand local outreach institutions.AThe target populations include homeless individuals in underserved communities and low-income kupuna.AThe patients from the Big Island, Molokai, Maui and Oahu were evaluatedAin February and MarchAby the doctors and staff of Aloha Laser Vision.AThose that qualified and were cleared for surgery were provided with free cataract surgery on March 11, 2019, at the Surgical SuitesALLC.AThose in need of prescription glasses were provided with prescriptions and glasses were donated by OneSight.AAll patients were given restored vision and seen the following day for post-operative appointments.ADr. Alan Faulkner of Aloha Laser Vision, along with his office managerALeona TamuraAand their incredible staff, donated their time and talent for all exams and surgeries.ASpecial thanks to Dr. Adrienne Ma for donating her time as the anesthesiologistAand to the partners of the Surgical SuitesALLC a?? Dr. Ming Chen, Dr. Alan Faulkner, Dr. Tyrie Jenkins, Dr. Carlos OmphroyAand Dr. Jon M. Portis - for allowing Hawaiian Eye Foundation to hold this event at their surgical center.AAWe are grateful to partner with Atherton Family Foundation, Friends of Hawaii Charities, the doctors and staff of Aloha Laser Vision and Surgical SuitesALLC, Project Vision Hawaii, ASCRS Foundation, OneSightAand John M Cab 797Ato bring this service to our ohana on Oahu and the neighbor islands.AFor anyone who needs cataract surgeryAbut does not have insurance or cannot afford the surgery due to hardship, please email us atAcontact@hawaiianeyefoundation.orgAor visit our website atAwww.HawaiianEyeFoundation.orgAfor more information."This program is about giving back to the people of Hawaii," said Darrah Kauhane, executiveAdirector of the Hawaiian Eye Foundation. "It is my honor to serve our kupuna and extended ohana throughout the islands."The Hawaiian Eye Foundation (HEF), established in 1984, is a 501(c)3 ophthalmology charity that focuses on providing the resources for the growth of eye care in developing nations. In addition to providing resources for sustainable clinics and sub-specialty training to local ophthalmologists, HEF volunteers perform sight-saving surgeries in remote areas around the world.A Darrah Kauhane, Executive Director, (808) 536-3961; Contact@hawaiianeyefoundation.orgRelated FilesPR - CD3 - final.pdfRelated Imagesdr-alan-faulkner-aloha-laser-vision.jpg
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Hawaiian Eye Foundation Holds Third Annual Cataract Days
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