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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4439 Pahee Street
Lihue, HI
 

Dr. Jean Shein is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in strabismus and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Shein honors Medicare insurance. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. In addition to English, Dr. Shein (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Strabismus, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Timothy Crane's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Crane is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He attended medical school 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
4439 Pahee Street
Lihue, HI
 

Dr. Timothy Lee is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Lee performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Patient ratings for Dr. Lee average 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
4418 Kukui Grove Street
Lihue, HI
 

Dr. Larry Sherrer's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Sherrer's areas of expertise consist of comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He takes 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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