Revolutionizing Eye Care: How Eye Center of Hawaii's AI Collaboration with A Top Tech Company is Shaping the Future of Vision Treatment

Revolutionizing Eye Care: How Eye Center of Hawaii’s AI Collaboration with A Top Tech Company is Shaping the Future of Vision Treatment

Aloha! At Eye Center of Hawaii, we’re passionate about staying at the cutting edge of medical innovation. That’s why we’re thrilled to share our long-standing collaboration with a renowned tech industry leader, leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to help our patients enjoy better vision.

This incredible journey began when Dr. Bennett and the Retina Institute of Hawaii were invited to work with contractors assisting the Department of Defense and military health care providers. Recognizing the enormous potential of AI to transform ophthalmology, we eagerly embraced the opportunity to learn from experts in the tech industry.

Throughout the years, our collaboration has continued to grow and evolve. We’ve been fortunate enough to incorporate the latest AI research into our practice, ensuring that our patients receive the most advanced care possible.

As a result of our innovative work, Eye Center of Hawaii has made a meaningful contribution to the current medical trends in AI. We have helped develop new algorithms and approaches that have the potential to transform not just ophthalmology, but the entire medical field.

One of the key aspects of our collaboration is the use of big data to inform treatment decisions. By analyzing individual patient data, we can identify patterns and trends that may not be visible through traditional diagnostic methods. This allows us to personalize treatment plans, tailoring them to each patient’s unique needs and circumstances.

Here’s an inspiring example of how AI can make a real difference in people’s lives. One of our patients was suffering from diabetic retinopathy, and AI analysis of their retinal images and medical history helped us predict the progression of their condition. Our data suggested a combined laser and diabetic anti-VEGF treatment, which improved the patient’s vision and allowed them to regain their driver’s license and ability to work.

This case highlights the incredible power of early intervention. By identifying and treating disease processes at an earlier stage, we can significantly improve treatment outcomes and help our patients lead happier, healthier lives.

Our collaboration with the top tech company has not only advanced our understanding of the potential applications of AI in medicine but also opened up a world of exciting possibilities for the future of eye care. We’re so grateful for the opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds in the tech industry and look forward to continuing our journey together, making a lasting, positive impact on the lives of our patients.

At Eye Center of Hawaii, we’re committed to providing the highest quality care and exploring the latest advances in medical technology. By embracing the potential of AI and machine learning, we’re ensuring a brighter future for our patients and revolutionizing the way we approach eye care.

(Hawaiian touch: “Malama” means to care for, protect, and maintain. This word embodies our commitment to caring for our patients.)

If you’re curious about how the latest advances in AI can improve your vision, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team of dedicated professionals. Feel free to ask your doctor, make an appointment, or come in for an evaluation. We’re confident that you’ll find Eye Center of Hawaii to be the best place for innovative, personalized eye care.


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Please welcome our newest Doctor, Craig Wilkerson, MD 🥳
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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!
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-Sensitivity to light: lights look too bright or glaring
-Colors are faded or muted
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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.