Hawaii Eye Clinic

EYE PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON; IZUMI YAMAMOTO, MD


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Hawaii Eye Clinic

Japanese-speaking Dr.

Japanese-speaking Dr.

  The only Japanese-speaking ophthalmologist in Hawaii.   The physician and all members of our staff are fluent in Japanese and English. Some of our patients prefer communicating in Japanese; however, family members may prefer explanations in English. Providing a bilingual office experience enhances the patient-physician relationship. As a result, our patients have a better understanding of their eye condition. While there are many Japanese-speaking optometrists in Hawaii, Hawaii Eye Clinic is the only clinic that has a Japanese-speaking ophthalmologist.   Providing care with advanced equipment and technology.   We use the latest equipment and available technology to aid in diagnosis and treatment. We strive to provide you with life-long eye care and to protect your eye health with routine eye exams.   Encourage patient understanding of eye disease.   We believe in educating our patients, and we do our best to encourage our patients’ understanding of their eye condition and treatment course. Our exam rooms feature large screen monitors that can display photos and test results which greatly...

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Latest Equipment

Latest Equipment

  Cirrus HD-OCT Scans the retina and measures retinal thickness. This instrument helps to diagnose and monitor conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Fundus Camera Measures peripheral vision. This test helps to monitor glaucoma and optic nerve disorders. Humphrey Visual Field Measures peripheral vision. This test helps to monitor glaucoma and optic nerve disorders. Autorefractor, Keratometer The autorefractor quickly measures your refraction (near sightedness, far sightedness, and astigmatism). The keratometer measures corneal curvature (astigmatism). Tear Osmolarity Test Measures the tear film osmolarity, which has been shown to correlate with dry eye disease. IOL master This instrument takes several measurements of the eye and calculates the proper lens implant power in preparation for cataract surgery. Immersion A-scan, Pachymeter Immersion A-scan is an ultrasound machine that also measures the eye prior to cataract surgery. Pachymeter measures corneal thickness and is useful in diagnosing glaucoma and corneal swelling. Argon Laser This laser is used to treat diabetic retinopathy and retinal...

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Convenient Location

Convenient Location

Ala Moana Building We are located at the Ala Moana Shopping Center in the Ala Moana Building on the 15th floor. The Ala Moana Building is at the corner of Keeamoku St. and Kapiolani Blvd. The Bank of Hawaii is on the ground...

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About Dr. Yamamoto

About Dr. Yamamoto

Dr. Yamamoto is a board-certified eye surgeon and fellowship trained medical retina specialist. She was born and raised in Tokyo and was exposed to eye care at an early age from her mother who is also an ophthalmologist. She came to the United States to attend Smith College in Massachusetts where she graduated with honors in Economics and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She came to Hawaii where she has local ties to attend the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa. After receiving her M.D. degree in 2002, she went to Boston Medical Center for internship training in internal medicine. She remained in Boston to complete her ophthalmology residency at the prestigious New England Eye Center- Tufts University. During her residency, she enjoyed the opportunity to provide surgical care on a medical mission in Guatemala. In addition, she actively participated in several research projects resulting in publications and presentations at national meetings and was awarded the Charles J. Preefer Award for Research upon...

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