The Royal Hawaiian Eye Meeting (fondly called "RHEM") was begun by Hawaiian Eye Foundation’s President Dr. John Corboy 30 years ago, and is now the third largest annual, educational eye care meeting in America.
Held every January in Hawai’i, RHEM hosts up to 1,000 doctors, nurses, technicians, and administrators for a week of intensive lectures and workshops on advances in ophthalmology.
The Foundation annually presents the Phillip M. Corboy, MD Memorial Award for Distinguished Service to Ophthalmology, sponsored by Bausch & Lomb, and the Hawaiian Eye Foundation International Award for Excellence, sponsored by EagleVision.
Our Foundation also provides scholarships to students and surgeons from overseas to attend the meeting.
RHEM is currently sponsored by VINDICO Medical Education, and meeting royalties support our overseas eye care service and training programs.
The annual meetings of the Board of Directors of Hawaiian Eye Foundation are held in conjunction with RHEM, as are the assemblies of our Scientific Advisory Board.
We share an informational booth with Surgical Eye Expeditions (SEE) International, where we provide information on volunteering for overseas expeditions, and encourage attendees to donate their time, skills, and financial support for those in need throughout the Pacific. PLEASE CLICK ON ANY PHOTO TO DONATE. We need your help.