Dr. Daniel Driscoll, MD

Dr. Daniel Driscoll, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
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Age 38
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Dr. Daniel Driscoll, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Hilo, HI. He is 38 years old and has been practicing for 11 years. Read his story

76 Kalanianaole Ave

Hilo, HI 96720

Contact Information

(808) 333-3233

Insurance Accepted

  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • State Farm
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare

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Dr. Driscoll's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Driscoll "Dan Driscoll, originally from rural Ohio, completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida between July 2007 and July 2010. During this period of time, he was responsible for the ophthalmic care of hundreds of Miami's indigenous patients from day one of training to the day he graduated. This "cradle to the grave" model of eyecare enabled him to practice providing each aspect of ophthalmic care from the simple provision of prescriptions for glasses to complex ophthalmic surgery for his patients over the three year period. Subsequent to graduating from residency in June 2010, Dr. Driscoll continued an additional year at Bascom Palmer as a specialty training fellow in cornea, cataract, and refractive surgery; this optional year enabled him to specialize in highly intricate surgery not commonly performed by general ophthalmologists. During this year, he also had a supervisory role in resident surgery as well as performing independent, attending-physician level consults and surgery at the University of Miami Hospital. Dr. Driscoll carried his training into private practice in northern Florida/southern Georgia after his fellowship concluded. In this region, as an attending physician he provided cornea and refractive services for patients that would otherwise be relegated to finding care in Jacksonville, Florida or Savannah, Georgia as the next nearest specialty centers. Dr. Driscoll was consulted by greater than fifty other eye care providers on a routine basis as the only specialist of his training within a 200 mile radius. Following his time in the Florida/Georgia region, Dr. Driscoll ventured to Hawaii with Dr. Souza with the goal of bringing the same specialty care to the underserved patient population of the Big Island, as there were no full time cornea specialists operating on the Island, necessitating patients to seek care by flying to Oahu. Dr. Driscoll has successfully been credentialed at each operating facility on the Big Island and is gradually introducing each new procedure in his surgical repertoire to the staff at these facilities, while maintaining a high standard of general ophthalmic clinical and surgical care. It is Dr. Driscoll's goal to be a tertiary referral source from other practices both on the Big Island and other islands of Hawaii to further serve the great people of this state. "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Driscoll "Hawaii Vision Specialists is a dynamic practice combining a hybrid of highly qualified optometric and ophthalmic eye care.  There is a large need for specialists on the Big Island and Maui, and we feel our ability to service this region is long overdue.  Patients no longer need to journey to Oahu for routine or specialty eye care.  We provide similar services as practitioners in metropolitan regions of the United States in the friendly confines of the outer islands.  Our extensive training and experience in providing high quality  medical and surgical ophthalmic services allows us to serve the residents of the island with eye care that is second to none. "


  • Ophthalmology
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Laser Trabeculoplasty
  • Panretinal Photocoagulation
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Hawaii.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Case Wetern Res U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • Ohio State University / College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • Mercy Hospital Of Pittsburgh
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Inst/u Miami
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Inst/u Miami
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Driscoll's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Driscoll to family and friends
based on 22 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Driscoll's Performance
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  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Kailua Kona, HI |
Dr. Driscoll performed surgery on my eye. His consultation was professional however post op his office lost interest in the relationship. I was concerned about my progress and was brushed off and told to see my regular ophthalmologist. No follow up and no concern on my healing other than day of. 3 months later I receive a call for follow up, drove from Kona to have them say we don't do follow up. My vision was reduced and eye not great 4 months later. Seems like factory not healthcare.
in Hilo, HI |
I was very unhappy and upset after I left their office. Dr Souza does not have patience and expressed rudeness towards my parent and myself in their office.
in Hilo HI |
I have never been treated so badly in a professional office in my life. Dr. Souza was an angry and unprofessional woman. She was rude and exhibited a very strange and hateful demeanor. It really is very unfortunate, as the rest of the staff was very pleasant and the office is equipped with very cutting-edge equipment for this island.
in Hilo, HI |
Having visited many eye clinics as my parents' caregiver and for myself, I find this clinic quite disappointing. The doctor seems proficient enough but his staff, other than the front desk, performed their jobs with contempt; there were no pleasantries and the few words said during the rushed through pre-exam were uttered with reluctance. Instruments weren?t wiped off before each use. The coordinator was keen on just following her standard spiels instead of helping me solve scheduling problems.
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Dr. Driscoll accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • State Farm
  • Tricare
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  • UnitedHealthCare
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  • WellCare

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Hospitals where Dr. Driscoll has admitting privileges

Hilo Medical Center
1190 Waianuenue Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
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Maui Memorial Medical Center
221 Mahalani St
Wailuku, HI 96793
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