Hawaiian Eye Foundation News: Blog

July 2018 Palau Mission with Mission Director Dr. Jeff Rutgard

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

Hawaiian Eye Foundation Volunteer Surgeons Train Eye Doctors in Cambodia

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

Inaugural Cambodia Eye Training Meeting October 2018

Novartis announces winners of 2018 eXcellence in Ophthalmology Vision Award!

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

13th Annual Taveuni Eye Project (TEP), Fiji 2018

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

Dr. John honored with Pacific Edge Magazine’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

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


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