Retina Institute of Hawaii Participating in Day of Giving: Vision Applicants Needed for Free Vision Surgeries

HONOLULU, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Retina Institute of Hawaii is proud to be a part of Surgicare of Hawaii's "Day of Giving" on May 11, 2013. Dr. Karl E. Waite, MD and Sara Lynn Doolin, RNFA are pioneering the initiative on behalf of Retina Institute of Hawaii and Hawaii Cataract and Laser Institute by performing FREE surgeries at Surgicare in Honolulu for patients who do not have insurance and are having financial difficulties.

Retina Institute of Hawaii is currently looking for candidates to receive the free surgeries by asking referring doctors and the open public to contact them regarding the "Day of Giving: Vision." Applicants must meet the following qualifications; have no insurance and are experiencing financial hardship, with an ocular condition that will benefit from surgical intervention. As many as eight (8) qualified patients will be helped through the surgeries performed by the Retina Institute at the Day of Giving: Vision. Those interested must contact Kayla Ward at 808-955-4155 or by email at for more information.

"I am fortunate to offer my services and give back to the community," says Dr. Waite, a board certified ophthalmologist and vitreo-retinal surgeon at Retina Institute of Hawaii. Accompanied by veteran nurse Sara Lynn Doolin who shares, "I care for people who suffer from vision loss without the ability to receive care because of financial struggle. The Day of Giving demonstrates how everyone has a part to help our community."

Equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and laser treatment facilities, Retina Institute of Hawaii specializes in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, retinitis, uveitis, ocular tumors and other eye conditions. Their focus is on preventing, suspending or reversing vision loss. In partnership with Surgicare of Hawaii, this will be the first year hosting a Day of Giving with all staff volunteers donating their time including physicians, both surgeons and anesthesiologists.

About Retina Institute of Hawaii

Retina Institute of Hawaii is an Oahu-based state wide ophthalmic practice founded in 2001 by Dr. Michael D. Bennett MD, FACS. The institute specializes in the medical and surgical management of sight threatening diseases that affect the retina, vitreous and macula. For more information, visit or call (808) 955-0255.

SOURCE Retina Institute of Hawaii


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