About Us

We are dedicated to providing comprehensive care for diseases of the retina using state-of-the-art equipment. Should you have any questions, please feel free to discuss any aspect of your eye care with us.


Many diseases of the retina and vitreous may lead to visual loss. Retinal problems may be associated with nearsightedness, injury, diabetes, and aging. In some patients, holes or tears in the retina may occur and lead to retinal detachment. Other common retinal problems include diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, macular holes, retinal vascular disease, and macular pucker. Treatment for diseases of the retina and vitreous may include drops or pills, laser or freezing operations in the office, injections, or more extensive surgery in the hospial operating room. Tremendous advances in the past decade now allow successful treatment of many retinal diseases previously thought untreatable. 

Our Team

We are Team Retina

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Anna Parlin, MD, MPH

Vitreoretinal Surgeon

Anna W Parlin, MD, MPH, is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in the medical and surgical diseases of the retina and vitreous. She is a graduate of University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill where she completed both her medical and public health degrees. She completed an internship in internal medicine at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Parlin then completed her ophthalmology residency at University of Kansas Medical Center where she served as chief resident. After residency she completed a vitreoretinal surgical fellowship at Louisiana State University. Dr Parlin is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, Women in Ophthalmology, and Women in Retina. Her research interests include diabetic retinopathy and age related macular degeneration.

John Drouilhet, MD

Vitreoretinal Surgeon

Dr. Drouilhet was born and raised in Texas. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas, his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and his ophthalmology and viteroretinal surgical training at the University of Texas at Houston. Dr. Drouilhet is Board Certified in Ophthalmology. He is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery, John A. Burns School of Medicine, and a Fellow of the 
American College of Surgeons.

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Teresa

Office Manager

I am the practice manager of Retina Associates of Hawaii, Inc. Before taking on my current role as manager, I was the biller and the lead ophthalmic technician. I have been with the practice since 2003 and have been in ophthalmology since 1999. I speak English and Korean.

Munisha

Billing/Administration

Originally from Fiji Islands, I love cooking, hiking and camping. I enjoy making people laugh and feel good. I speak English and Hindi.

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Jaymee

Front Desk

I love to work and take pride in being able to help patients get the care they need.  My hobbies are cooking, embroidery, video games, and sporting activities with my friends.

Rei

Check Out/Scheduling

I am very spontaneous, funny and kind hearted. I speak English and Pidgin.

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Tae

Lead Technician

Born in South Korea I spent half my life playing basketball in South Korea and half in Hawaii obtaining an undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. I have worked in ophthalomogy for four years as an ophthalmic technician and and am a certified ophthalmic scribe. I speak English and Korean.

Preston

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant

I have been a part of the Retina Associates team since 2018. I am currently working as an ophthalmic technician and ophthalmologist assistance/scribe. I have a Bachelor's degree in Biology from University of Arkansas (Go Hogs!) and spend most of my free time outdoors either hiking, surfing, watching sports, or relaxing on the beach. A lot of people ask me how I ended up in Hawaii all the way from Arkansas. I always tell them by an airplane because it seems obvious that I wouldn't have been able to drive here.

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Nick

Technician

I am an animal lover and have a green thumb. I speak English and Tagalog.

Juvy

Technician

I like to spend most of my time with my family and church. I also like to go night diving. I speak English, Bisaya, and Tagalog.

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Resumes and CVs

Dr. Parlin's CV

Dr. Drouilhet's CV