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Dr. James Lai, MD

Ophthalmology* Age 53
Dr. James Lai, MD
4.5 (16 Ratings)
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Dr. James Lai, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Aiea, HI.
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Dr. James Lai, MD

Ophthalmology* Age 53
Aiea, HI
Accepting new patients
28 years of experience
Dr. James Lai, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Aiea, HI.

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Dr. James Lai, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Aiea, HI and has 28 years experience. They graduated from UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN / MEDICAL CENTER. They currently practice at Practice and are affiliated with Pali Momi Medical Center. Dr. Lai has experience treating conditions like Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear, Degenerative Disorders of Globe and Central Serous Chorioretinopathy among other conditions at varying frequencies. At present, Dr. Lai received an average rating of 4.5/5 from patients and has been reviewed 16 times. Their office accepts new patients. Dr. Lai also speaks French. Dr. Lai is board certified in Ophthalmology and accepts multiple insurance plans.

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Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
Degenerative Disorders of Globe
Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
Degenerative Disorders of Globe
Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
Degenerative Disorders of Globe
Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
Chorioretinal Scars
Diabetic Retinopathy
Disorder of Choroid
Macular Hole
Macular or Retinal Edema
Progressive High Myopia
Retinoschisis
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Glaucoma
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Vitreous Hemorrhage
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Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
Vitreoretinal Surgery
Bell's Palsy
Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
Cataract
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Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
Corneal Diseases
Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
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Dry Eyes
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Floaters
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Ocular Hypertension
Retinal Hemorrhage
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Retinal Vascular Occlusion
Senile Cataracts
Tear Duct Disorders
Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
Acute Endophthalmitis
Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
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Chorioretinitis
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Endophthalmitis
Exotropia
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Iridocyclitis
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Pars Planitis
Purulent Endophthalmitis
Retinal Cysts
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Retinal Ischemia
Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
Trichiasis
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
Visual Field Defects
Anterior Vitrectomy
B-Scan Ultrasound
Cataract Removal Surgery
Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
Eye Test
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Farnsworth Lantern Test
Ocular Prosthetics
Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
Ultrasound, Eye
Vision Screening

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Locations

  1. 1 Gregg T Kokame MD
    98-1079 Moanalua Rd Ste 470, Aiea, HI 96701
  2. 2 Office
    321 N Kuakini St Ste 307, Honolulu, HI 96817
  3. 3 Eye Surgery Center of Hawaii
    650 Iwilei Rd Ste 225, Honolulu, HI 96817
  4. 4 Center for Sight LLC
    33 Lono Ave Ste 260, Kahului, HI 96732

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Dec 21, 2019
Following a serious work-related eye puncture I was referred to Dr. Lai in Honolulu by an eye surgeon on a neighbor island which island does not have an eye surgery center allowing for retinal reattachment surgeries. Being able to have my retina reattached as soon as possible after my injury was of utmost importance. I am very grateful to Dr. Lai and his staff for quickly saving my eye from further retinal damage while he and staff schedule months of further eye repair for me. I firmly trust Dr.Lai is doing everything possible to ensure my healthful recovery. Hawai`i is fortunate to have such a high degree of professional eye care available for addressing eye trauma such as I have experienced.
Marleen — Dec 21, 2019
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  • Dr. James Lai, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Aiea, HI and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN / MEDICAL CENTER in 1996. He specializes in Ophthalmology.
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Languages Spoken
French
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Specialties*
Ophthalmology
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Education

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Medical Education
  • UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN / MEDICAL CENTER
    1996
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  • Ophthalmology
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New patients are generally accepted by Dr. James Lai, MD. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Lai's profile.

Dr. Lai frequently treats the following conditions: Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear, Degenerative Disorders of Globe and Central Serous Chorioretinopathy. See more on Sharecare.

Dr. James Lai, MD is affiliated with Pali Momi Medical Center.

Yes, Dr. James Lai, MD holds board certification in Ophthalmology.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Pali Momi Medical Center

    98-1079 Moanalua Rd, Aiea, HI