Hawaiian Eye Foundation News: Blog

HEF Executive Director, Darrah Kauhane Named Bizwomen.com Headliner

HEF Executive Director, Darrah Kauhane Named Bizwomen.com Headliner

Hawaiian Eye Foundation’s Executive Director, Darrah Kauhane has been named a Bizwomen Headliner and will be featured on the Bizwomen.com website as a leader in the non-profit field. Bizwomen is American City Business Journals’ digital news source for women. Darrah was selected from among award winners in 43 business journal cities across the country –… Read More

HEF is XOVA Grant Recipient to Develop a Sustainable Eye Care System and Transform Communities in Micronesia

“XOVA is an award program sponsored by Novartis Pharma AG. XOVA is intended for medical specialists who have devised initiatives that are expected to have significant impact on unmet needs in the fields of ophthalmology and optometry. The objective of XOVA is to provide funding, in the form of a grant, for non-profit initiatives and… Read More

From Yap to Hawaii: Local Honolulu Medical Team up to Gift Prosthetic Eye to 10-year old Micronesian Girl

By Perry Ironhill HONOLULU November 11, 2018 — Ocularist Doss Tannehill of Pacific Eyes and Dr. John Corboy of Hawaiian Eye Foundation gifted 10-year old girl, Dina Trixie Walmog, with a trip to Honolulu to be fitted with a handmade prosthetic eye. Trixie is from the remote island of Mogmog in Micronesia, where the total number of inhabitants is… Read More

Hawaiian Eye Foundation Update: Quarterly Summary 2018

3rd Quarter Summary: Spread Aloha! Give Sight! The Foundation has been hard at work to fulfill our mission this past quarter. In addition to the missions and training meetings, we have also been in the public eye to “spread aloha” and encourage others to give in support of our efforts. We thank those who participated… Read More

Hawai’i Eye Campaign 2019: Free Cataract Surgery for Hawai’i’s patients in need

Cataract Days III, free cataract eye surgery for Hawaii’s patients in need, is scheduled for March 11, 2019. Exams and clearance appointments will be scheduled prior to this date for qualifying patients that have met with HEF staff. This year’s volunteer surgical team is led by HEF BOD Dr. Alan Faulkner of Aloha Laser Vision, and The Surgical… Read More

July 2018 Palau Mission with Mission Director Dr. Jeff Rutgard

For the 1st two weeks of July, HEF’s Mission Director Dr. Jeff Rutgard and assistant Corinne Spencer, paired up again for HEF’s annual mission to Koror. For nearly a decade, Dr. Jeff has traveled to Palau each spring to care for the beautiful people of this island nation in Micronesia. HEF is delighted to work… Read More

St. Vincent & Dr. Brett Bielory Phaco Surgeries in August 2018

HEF has been asked to help with the backlog of cataract patients in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), and to teach phaco techniques to local surgeons. Dr. Brett Bielory studied under HEF Advisor Dr. Helen Wu at Tufts. After hearing her share about the organization, he was eager to volunteer. From August 1-8, Dr. Brett… Read More

MSICS Training Mission – Dominican Republic

Our missions to Los Llanos, about an hour outside of Santo Domingo, are fueled by the passion of our local host, Ms. Olga Canto. The hospitality and hard work of her organization, Fundacion Visual Cana Dulce, make it possible to serve patients from all throughout eastern Dominican. The first two weeks in September were full… Read More

Inaugural Training Mission at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital (KSFH) in Cambodia, A Huge Success!

Our inaugural training mission at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital (KSFH) in Cambodia was a huge success! HEF was honored to work with Dr. Ngy Meng, Director of KSFH and Chairman of the National Program of Eye Health (NPEH); Dr. Do Seiha, Vice Chairman of NPEH and Vice Chairman of Technical Bureau; and Dr. Chhour Long, Head of Ophthalmology at… Read More

Dr. Jeff Rutgard and ED Darrah Kauhane join Dr. Geoffrey Tabin and The Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP) in Arba Minch, Ethiopia

In mid-August 2018, Dr. Jeff Rutgard and ED Darrah Kauhane were invited to join Dr. Geoffrey Tabin and The Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP) in Arba Minch, Ethiopia. Those familiar with Dr. Tabin know of his selfless work ethic and attention to detail, and many have seen HCP’s unprecedented efforts in Nepal on 60 minutes, Fox… Read More


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