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Ocular Surgery News would like to congratulate members of OSN’s Retina 150

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What is OSN’s Retina 150? The OSN Retina 150 is a select group of retina specialists the editors and publisher have identified as leading innovators in the field of medical and surgical retina. The list is a compilation of specialists who either work to educate their colleagues or innovate by developing novel technologies and techniques to advance the specialty.

The editors and publisher used no magic formula or algorithm to develop the OSN Retina 150 list. Rather, we went with our collected knowledge and experience with these individuals. Admittedly, we know we missed other notable innovators, but overall, we believe it is a good list. We plan to use this list as a way to encourage discussion. Do you want to join the discussion? If so, please reach out to us and share your ideas and feel free to point out if you believe yourself or a colleague was inadvertently left off the list.

We believe the OSN Retina 150 is a tool for kick-starting conversations and evolving the retina specialties. In future issues, we will share with you results of the surveys we conduct, video perspectives we gather and Round Table discussions we conduct with OSN Retina 150 members.

We look forward to your feedback and how we can best use Ocular Surgery News and the OSN Retina 150 to do even better for the profession. Contact the editors at ophthalmology@healio.com.

  • Ahmed Abdelsalam, MD, FACS | Chicago, Illinois
  • Thomas A. Albini, MD| Miami, Florida
  • Rajendra S. Apte, MD, PhD | St. Louis, Missouri
  • James J. Augsburger, MD | Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Robert L. Avery, MD | Santa Barbara, California
  • Carl C. Awh, MD | Nashville, Tennessee
  • George W. Aylward, MD | London, United Kingdom
  • Sophie J. Bakri, MD | Rochester, Minnesota
  • Alok Bansal, MD | Mountain View, California
  • Michael D. Bennett, MD | Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Audina S. Berrocal, MD | Miami, Florida
  • Maria H. Berrocal, MD | San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Mark S. Blumenkranz, MD | Palo Alto, California
  • David S. Boyer, MD | Los Angeles, California
  • Neil M. Bressler, MD | Baltimore, Maryland
  • Susan B. Bressler, MD | Baltimore, Maryland
  • David M. Brown, MD, FACS | Houston, Texas
  • Jeremiah Brown Jr., MD | San Antonio, Texas
  • Alexander J. Brucker, MD | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Brandon Busbee, MD | Nashville, Tennessee
  • Peter A. Campochiaro, MD | Baltimore, Maryland
  • Antonio Capone Jr., MD | Royal Oak, Michigan
  • R.V. Paul Chan, MD, FACS | Chicago, Illinois
  • Stanley Chang, MD | New York, New York
  • Steve T. Charles, MD | Memphis, Tennessee
  • Emily Y. Chew, MD | Bethesda, Maryland
  • David R. Chow, MD | Toronto, Ontario
  • Thomas B. Connor Jr., MD | Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Scott W. Cousins, MD | Durham, North Carolina
  • Donald J. D’Amico, MD | New York, New York
  • Eugene de Juan, MD | San Francisco, California
  • Vincent A. Deramo, MD | Great Neck, New York
  • David A. Diloreto Jr., MD, PhD | Rochester, New York
  • Diana V. Do, MD | Omaha, Nebraska
  • Kimberly Drenser, MD, PhD | Royal Oak, Michigan
  • Pravin U. Dugel, MD | Phoenix, Arizona
  • Jay S. Duker, MD | Boston, Massachusetts
  • Alexander M. Eaton, MD | Fort Myers, Florida
  • Justis P. Ehlers, MD | Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dean Eliott, MD | Boston, Massachusetts
  • Lisa J. Faia, MD | Royal Oak, Michigan
  • Amani A. Fawzi, MD | Chicago, Illinois
  • Sharon Fekrat, MD, FACS | Durham, North Carolina
  • Philip J. Ferrone, MD | Great Neck, New York
  • Howard F. Fine, MD | New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Yale L. Fisher, MD | New York, New York
  • Harry W. Flynn Jr., MD | Miami, Florida
  • Jorge A. Fortun, MD | Miami, Florida
  • K. Bailey Freund, MD | New York, New York
  • Thomas R. Friberg, MS, MD | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Morton F. Goldberg, MD | Baltimore, Maryland
  • Christine A. Gonzales, MD | Ashland, Oregon
  • Evangelos S. Gragoudas, MD | Boston, Massachusetts
  • Julia A. Haller, MD | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Lawrence Halperin, MD | Orlando, Florida
  • Dennis P. Han, md | Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • J. William Harbour, MD | Miami, Florida
  • Seenu Hariprasad, MD | Chicago, Illinois
  • Tarek S. Hassan, MD | Royal Oak, Michigan
  • Jeffrey S. Heier, MD | Boston, Massachusetts
  • Allen C. Ho, MD | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nancy Holekamp, MD | St. Louis, Missouri
  • David Huang, MD, PhD | Portland, Oregon
  • Suber S. Huang, MD, MBA | Cleveland, Ohio
  • Mark S. Humayun, MD, PhD | Los Angeles, California
  • Michael S. Ip, MD | Madison, Wisconsin Glenn J. Jaffe, MD | Durham, North Carolina
  • Mark W. Johnson, MD | Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Richard S. Kaiser, MD | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Peter K. Kaiser, MD | Cleveland, Ohio
  • Amir H. Kashani, MD, PhD | Los Angeles, California
  • Judy E. Kim, MD | Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Stephen J. Kim, MD | Nashville, Tennessee
  • Szilárd Kiss, MD | New York, New York
  • John Kitchens, MD | Lexington, Kentucky
  • James M. Klancnik Jr., MD | New York, New York
  • Jackie Kovach, MD | Plantation, Florida
  • Ferenc Kuhn, MD, PhD | Birmingham, Alabama
  • Derek Kunimoto, MD | Phoenix, Arizona
  • Baruch D. Kuppermann, MD, PhD | Irvine, California
  • Michael M. Lai, MD, PhD | Chevy Chase, Maryland
  • Rohit “Ross” Lakhanpal, MD | Baltimore, Maryland
  • Byron L. Lam, MD | Miami, Florida
  • Maurice B. Landers III, MD | Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Thomas C. Lee, MD | Los Angeles, California
  • Yannek Leiderman, MD, PhD | Chicago, Illinois
  • Theodore Leng, MD | Palo Alto, California
  • Roy A. Levit, MD | New York, New York
  • Jennifer I. Lim, MD | Chicago, Illinois
  • Phoebe Lin, MD | Portland, Oregon
  • Mathew MacCumber, MD, PhD | Chicago, Illinois
  • Tamer Mahmoud, MD | Durham, North Carolina
  • Martin A. Mainster, PhD, MD | Kansas City, Kansas
  • Daniel F. Martin, MD | Cleveland, Ohio
  • John O. Mason III, MD | Birmingham, Alabama
  • Colin A. McCannel, MD | Los Angeles, California
  • Tara McCannell, MD, PhD | Los Angeles, California
  • William F. Mieler, MD | Chicago, Illinois
  • Daniel Miller, MD, PhD | Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Virgilio Morales-Canton, MD | Mexico City, Mexico
  • Robert Morris, MD | Birmingham, Alabama
  • Andrew A. Moshfeghi, MD, MBA | Los Angeles, California
  • Darius M. Moshfeghi, MD | Palo Alto, California
  • Prithvi Mruthyunjaya, MD | Durham, North Carolina
  • Timothy G. Murray, MD, MBA | Miami, Florida
  • Quan Dong Nguyen, MD, MSc | Omaha, Nebraska
  • Michael D. Ober, MD | Southfield, Michigan
  • Timothy W. Olsen, MD | Atlanta, Georgia
  • Kirk H. Packo, MD | Chicago, Illinois
  • Gholam A. Peyman, MD | Phoenix, Arizona
  • John S. Pollack, MD | Joliet, Illinois
  • Jonathan Prenner, MD | New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Carmen A. Puliafito, MD, MBA | Los Angeles, California
  • Franco M. Recchia, MD | Nashville, Tennessee
  • Carl D. Regillo, MD | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Elias Reichel, MD | Boston, Massachusetts
  • Kourous A. Rezaei, MD | Harvey, Illinois
  • Christopher Riemann, MD | Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Richard B. Rosen, MD | New York, New York
  • Philip J. Rosenfeld, MD, PhD | Miami, Florida
  • Stephen R. Russell, MD | Iowa City, Iowa
  • Srinivas R. Sadda, MD | Los Angeles, California
  • Reginald J. Sanders, MD | Chevy Chase, Maryland
  • David Sarraf, MD | Los Angeles, California
  • Andrew P. Schachat, MD | Cleveland, Ohio
  • Steven D. Schwartz, MD | Los Angeles, California
  • Ingrid U. Scott, MD, MPH | Hershey, Pennsylvania
  • Gaurav K. Shah, MD | St. Louis, Missouri
  • Carol L. Shields, MD | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jerry A. Shields, MD | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Michael A. Singer, MD | San Antonio, Texas
  • Lawrence J. Singerman, MD | Cleveland, Ohio
  • Rishi Singh, MD | Cleveland, Ohio
  • Robert Sisk, MD | Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jason S. Slakter, MD | New York, New York
  • William E. Smiddy, MD | Miami, Florida
  • Lucia Sobrin, MD, MPH | Boston, Massachusetts
  • Richard F. Spaide, MD | New York, New York
  • Sunil Srivastava, MD | Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jay Stewart, MD | San Francisco, California
  • Manju L. Subramanian, MD | Boston, Massachusetts
  • William S. Tasman, MD | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • David Telander, MD | Sacramento, California
  • John T. Thompson, MD | Baltimore, Maryland
  • Paul E. Tornambe, MD | Poway, California
  • Cynthia A. Toth, MD | Durham, North Carolina
  • Nadia K. Waheed, MD, MPH | Boston, Massachusetts
  • Alexander C. Walsh, MD | Los Angeles, California
  • Robert T. Wendel, MD | Sacramento, California
  • David F. Williams, MD, MBA | Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • George A. Williams, MD | Royal Oak, Michigan
  • Andre Witkin, MD | Boston, Massachusetts
  • Charles C. Wykoff, MD, PhD | Houston, Texas
  • Lawrence A. Yannuzzi, MD | New York, New York
  • Steven Yeh, MD | Atlanta, Georgia
  • David N. Zacks, MD | Ann Arbor, Michi

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To our makua kāne. Mahalo for everything you do for our Islands children.

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Eye Center of Hawaii is now also serving patients in Lihue.  With optical services and comprehensive eye care, our doctors and staff are here for you. 
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Eye Center of Hawai'i is now also serving patients in Lihue. With optical services and comprehensive eye care, our doctors and staff are here for you.
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Please welcome our newest Doctor, Craig Wilkerson, MD 🥳
Dr. Wilkerson is a comprehensive ophthalmologist specializing in cataract and anterior segment surgery. In addition, he provides medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma, diabetes and macular degeneration for our Kauai, Honolulu, Waipahu, Kahului offices. Welcome to the team!
#LoveLife #EyeCenterofHawaii #EyeCare

Please welcome our newest Doctor, Craig Wilkerson, MD 🥳
Dr. Wilkerson is a comprehensive ophthalmologist specializing in cataract and anterior segment surgery. In addition, he provides medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma, diabetes and macular degeneration for our Kauai, Honolulu, Waipahu, Kahului offices. Welcome to the team!
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1 week ago
June is Cataract Awareness Month, we want to ensure you are informed about what to look out for when its time for cataract surgery!
-Blurred, dim or vision that seems like you are looking through a waterfall
-Difficulty seeing in low light or at night
-Sensitivity to light: lights look too bright or glaring
-Colors are faded or muted
-Seeing ‘halo’ around lights
-New prescriptions no longer providing clear vision.
If you are having any of these symptoms, its time to call us. 
#LoveLife #EyeCenterofHawaii #Cataracts

June is Cataract Awareness Month, we want to ensure you are informed about what to look out for when it's time for cataract surgery!
-Blurred, dim or vision that seems like you are looking through a waterfall
-Difficulty seeing in low light or at night
-Sensitivity to light: lights look too bright or glaring
-Colors are faded or muted
-Seeing ‘halo’ around lights
-New prescriptions no longer providing clear vision.
If you are having any of these symptoms, it's time to call us.
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2 weeks ago
Mahalo to our Honolulu patient, Charles. Your words mean everything to us. 
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Mahalo to our Honolulu patient, Charles. Your words mean everything to us.
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2 weeks ago
Yesterday was Sunscreen Protection Day! 🌞  While protecting your skin, dont forget the delicate skin around your eyes and wear UV-protective sunglasses. #SunscreenDay #ProtectYourEyes #EyeCenterofHawaii

Yesterday was Sunscreen Protection Day! 🌞 While protecting your skin, don't forget the delicate skin around your eyes and wear UV-protective sunglasses. #SunscreenDay #protectyoureyes #eyecenterofhawaii ... See MoreSee Less

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Locations

OAHU LOCATIONS

Main Office Yacht Harbor Professional Center
1620 Ala Moana Boulevard
Suite 500
Honolulu, HI 96815
Tel: (808) 955-0255

Mary Savio Medical Plaza
98-1247 Kaahumanu Street Suite 310
Aiea, HI 96701
Tel: (808) 955-0255 

Pro Com Plaza
94-216 Farrington Highway
Suite B2-203
Waipahu, HI 96797
Tel: (808) 671-4778

HAWAII LOCATIONS

77-6399 Nalani Street 2nd Floor
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Tel: (808) 329-2010 

346 Waianuenue Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
Tel: (808) 935-4456

MAUI LOCATION

Kahului Building
23 Paa Street
Kahului, HI 96732
Tel: (808) 877-8955

KAUAI LOCATION

‍4418 Kukui Grove Street
Lihue, HI 96766
Tel: (808) 245-5377

Bennett Eye Institute has been transformed into Eye Center of Hawai’i.

In 1998, Dr. Michael Bennett laid the foundation for our journey, leading us to become the largest retinal practice in Hawai’i and one of the nation’s leaders in research. However, as the landscape evolved, we recognized the need to differentiate ourselves, leading to our transition to Bennett Eye Institute. Now, as Eye Center of Hawai’i, we come full circle, reflecting our dedication to delivering exceptional care with expanded services.