My daughter was complaining pressure in one of her eye and went to see Dr. Hirabayashi. He determined that there is nothing wrong with her eye and dismissed her.
Her pain got worse and we decided to bring her to get a second opinion from a highly regarded eye surgeon. Turns out she had a huge tumor behind her eye and had to have surgery ASAP to have the tumor taken out. The Dr. also noted that if she did not have the surgery soon, she might go blind in that eye. Even today, her eye does not dilate properly.
She was at Yale at the time and had to fly back to get the surgery done.
I do not think Hirabayashi is competent and should be avoided.