Eye Surgeon and Medical Director
Christopher Tortora, M.D., is medical director of the Hawaiian Eye Center and our primary surgeon. Dr. Tortora received his medical degree and ophthalmology residency training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He subsequently completed subspecialty fellowship training in the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma at Harvard University’s Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Dr. Tortora is an expert in “no stitch,” or “small incision” phacoemulsification cataract surgery. He has performed well over 10,000 cataract procedures and has been asked to lecture internationally about his surgical techniques. Surgeons from the United States and abroad have also traveled to our surgery center to observe Dr. Tortora’s surgical techniques.
Dr. Tortora and the doctors of the Hawaiian Eye Center have always been Hawaii’s leaders in cataract care. They opened Hawaii’s first outpatient eye surgery center in 1982 and brought “no stitch” surgery to the islands. Our doctors pride themselves on providing the highest quality care with a personal touch.