We found 5 ophthalmologists near Lihue, HI.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4439 Pahee Street
Lihue, HI
 

Dr. Jean Shein is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, Dr. Shein focuses on strabismus and comprehensive ophthalmology. She takes Medicare insurance. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Dr. Shein (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4439 Pahee Street
Lihue, HI
 

Dr. Timothy Lee is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Lihue, HI. He has a special interest in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Lee is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4463 Pahee Street; Suite 206
Lihue, HI
 

Dr. Timothy Crane is an ophthalmologist in Lihue, HI. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Crane studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Crane trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4418 Kukui Grove Street
Lihue, HI
 

Dr. Larry Sherrer's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Sherrer's areas of expertise include the following: comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4418 Kukui Grove Street
Lihue, HI
 

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What is Ophthalmology?

An ophthalmologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats problems of the eye. As opposed to optometrists, ophthalmologists are medical doctors, and their specialty is comprehensive eye care and eye surgery. An ophthalmologist can:
  • see patients for routine eye care
  • diagnose eye problems
  • prescribe glasses, contact lenses, and medications
  • provide refractive therapies to correct vision, such as LASIK
  • perform surgery on the eye

Ophthalmologists are trained in the same vision screening practices as optometrists; however, their practice tends to focus more on the medical and surgical management of complex eye disorders. Although vision is important, so is the physical health of the eye. An ophthalmologist performing an eye exam will examine the whole eye including the eyelids, the muscles that move the eye, the front and back parts of the eye, and the pressure inside the eye.

Patients sometimes see ophthalmologists as their primary eye care and vision doctors, or they may be referred to an ophthalmologist for treatment of a one-time problem with their eye, such as an infection. Ophthalmologists provide routine care for patients who have chronic eye diseases, such as glaucoma (where pressure inside the eye damages the optic nerve sending images to the brain) or macular degeneration (an age-related eye disease that causes vision loss). In addition to providing routine care, ophthalmologists will perform eye surgery on patients who need more serious treatment, such as a corneal transplant.
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