Gregg T. Kokame
Retina Consultants of Hawai‘i is a world-leading retina organization providing the most promising and newest treatments for patients. They were the first to perform the “bionic eye” surgery (Argus II Epiretinal Microchip Implant) in the entire Asia-Pacific region in March of 2015. This pioneering work by Retina Consultants of Hawai‘i caught the attention of local newscasts, the national ABC news and Fuji TV in Japan. The “bionic eye surgery” is not available elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific and there is much interest in learning about this in Asia. Dr. Kokame recently spoke at the Retina International World Congress meeting in Taiwan and was also invited to speak at the upcoming largest retina meeting in Japan in December.
Retina Consultants of Hawai‘i has performed research leading to every major advance in treatment of macular degeneration including Lucentis, Eylea, Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) and Combination Therapy. The practice offers newest treatment options of diabetic retinopathy, vein occlusions and polypoidal chroidal vasculopathy, for which Drs. Kokame, Lai and Wee are world-renowned experts and has been invited to speak at research presentations throughout the world including London, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul, Croatia and Jerusalem.
Should I be worried about floaters?
Floaters come in different varieties. Some floaters indicate danger to the eye such as a retinal tear, retinal detachment, inflammation or infection. Other times, floaters are innocent age-related changes to the vitreous jelly in the eye. The way to distinguish between the dangerous versus innocent floaters is through a dilated eye exam.