Gregg T. Kokame, MDPhysician
Dr. Kokame received his M.D. from the UCLA School of Medicine. He completed an ophthalmology residency at the Jules Stein Eye Institute/UCLA and vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He is a clinical professor at the University of Hawaii School of Medicine. He is founder and director of The Hawaii Macula and Retina Institute and The Retina Center at PaliMomi affiliated with Hawaii Pacific Health since 1993 with over 90 publications and being the first to do the bionic eye in the Asia Pacific region. He received his business degree in organizational development (Master of Medical Management) from the USC Marshall School of Business.
Dr. Kokame is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (Honor Award - 1999, Secretariat Award - 2008, Senior Achievement Award – 2014), Macula Society, Retina Society, and American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) (Honor Award – 2001; Senior Honor Award – 2003). He was recently admitted to the prestigious American Ophthalmological Society in 2015 after acceptance of his thesis on treatment and multimodality diagnostic testing for polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy.
Dr. Kokame’s chief research interests are macular hole surgery, management of surgical complications of cataract surgery, exudative macular degeneration, polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy, new pharmacologic development in retinal diseases, and implantation of the ARGUS II for endstage retinitis pigmentosa (first in the Asia Pacific in March of 2015).