Ophthalmology Director:NISHIGUCHI, Koji (Professor)

Efforts in the most advanced treatment demonstrated by excellent treatment results

Our department specializes particularly in retinal and vitreous disease and actively performs advanced, high-quality treatment for diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal detachment. We have achieved excellent treatment results including more than 700 retinal and vitreous surgeries in a year.

Medical Care System

One associate professor; two lecturers; one assistant professor; five clinical assistant professors, and six part-time doctors.

Target Diseases

Retinal and vitreous disease,age-related macular degeneration, retinal degeneration, cataract, uveitis, dry eye, corneal disease, strabismus / amblyopia, pediatric eye disease, eye tumor and ophthalmoplasty.

Strong Fields

Retinal and vitreous surgery for diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, macular hole, and epiretinal membrane.  New drug therapies including molecular targeted drugs such as anti-VEGF agents, and so forth, for age-related macular degeneration and macular edema.

Clinical Results

The annual number of first-visit patients is about 3,000, and the annual total number of revisit patients is about 45,000. The annual total number of surgeries is about 1,500, of which 700 surgeries are for retinal and vitreous diseases. We have achieved excellent treatment results for about 1,100 patients a year with age-related macular degeneration who are treated with photodynamic therapy and drug infusion.

Specialized Outpatient Clinic

Retinal and vitreous disease, corneal disease, strabismic / amblyopia, pediatric eye disease, uveal disease, eye tumor, ophthalmoplasty and low vision.

Advanced Medicine and Research

We promote elucidation of the pathology of diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinitis pigmentosa and the development of new therapies.We perform vitreous surgery with microincisional vitrectomy technique and endoscope.  Our operation room is equipped with a microscope with optical coherence tomography which enable us to record and confirm retinal structures during surgery.  We use various latest machinery such as OCT angiography in our clinic. Also, we are highly reputed worldwide in the fields of diagnosis and assessment of retinal disease using electroretinograms.