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
From KITV — HONOLULU, Oct. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Highly trained and valuably skilled ophthalmologists from across the U.S., Canada, England and Asia joined together to form a 27-member volunteer team that traveled to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, this month. The five-day Cambodia Eye Meeting (CEM) was held at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital, conducted by the Hawaiian Eye Foundation (HEF), and sponsored by Alcon International,… Read More
We are so proud to announce that the Hawaiian Eye Foundation was selected as 1 of 5 awardees for the coveted XOVA grant by Novartis! At the 2018 EURETINA conference on September 20th, the five eXcellence in Ophthalmology Vision Award (XOVA) winners were announced from the 100 applicants in 34 countries. “The 2018 XOVA winners will help create sustainable eye… Read More
68 surgeries were performed in 10 days by Dr. Jeff Rutgard and Dr. Federico Rupil as part of the 13th annual Taveuni Eye Project (TEP). The TEP was started by our very own Dr. Jeff and has grown to be one of the largest-spanning, long-standing missions in the Pacific. Patients from all throughout Fiji are… Read More
Congratulations, Dr. Corboy! We learn best by example! We have to look no further than our very own leader, Dr. John M. Corboy, MD, Founder and President of the Hawaiian Eye Foundation, for the epitome of service and philanthropy. Dr. John was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award in August 2018. The Pacific Edge… Read More
Dr. Rutgard and iSight Missions have made three trips to Tecate and two to Tijuana since July. This has allowed his mission teams to examine and provide cataract surgeries to hundreds of patients. These continuous trips are extremely valuable in addressing the needs in these communities, eliminating the existing blindness little by little. Consistent visits allow patients… Read More
Hawaiian Eye Foundation Thanks BSM Consulting The 2017 Giving Tuesday holiday has come to a close. Giving Tuesday is an international day of giving that follows the Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend. All over the world, individuals and companies are asked to take a day from their busy holiday shopping to consider a… Read More
At the Hawaiian Eye Meeting in January 2015, we were pleased to welcome the Biosyntrx Thornton Humanitarian Award to our program. This inaugural award was presented to our very own Dr. Jeff Rutgard.
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