Centers & Services

Ophthalmology Department

The Department of Ophthalmology strives to improve vision quality by the continual introduction of novel treatment technologies.

Our physicians

Director, Ophthalmology Department

Fumio ShiragaProfessor
[Macular disease, vitreoretinal disease surgery]

Staff

Toshihiko Matsuo Assosiate professor Ocular inflammation, eye tumors, vitreoretinal disease, cataract surgery
Yuki Morizane Lecturer Vitreoretinal disease, cataract surgery
Tomoko Naito Lecturer Glaucoma, cataract surgery
Shuhei Kimura Assistant professor Vitreoretinal disease, cataract surgery
Ichiro Hamasaki Assistant professor Strabismus, neuro-ophthalmology, cataract surgery
Mio Hosokawa Assistant professor Vitreoretinal disease, cataract surgery
Yusuke Shiode Assistant professor Vitreoretinal disease, cataract surgery
Miyuki Fujiwara Assistant professor Glaucoma, cataract surgery
Masayuki Hirano Assistant professor Vitreoretinal disease, cataract surgery
Masahiro Omoto Part-Time Lecturer Corneal disease, Ocular surface disease

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Outpatient physicians

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Outpatient physicians Operation Associate professor Lecturer Assistant professor Specialized outpatient Professor Associate professor Part-Time Lecturer Operation
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Treatment system

The outpatient clinic provides care in specialized therapeutic areas including macula, vitreoretinal disease, diabetes, strabismic amblyopia, neuro-ophthalmology, ocular inflammation (uveitis), glaucoma, and low vision. In addition, specialized staff members respond to hereditary retinal disorders, keratoconjunctiva, cataracts, and eye tumors.

Treatment policy

Courses of treatment for inpatients are discussed in weekly surgical conferences and are administered based on diagnosis and examination by a Professor and an Associate professor. Treatments administered for outpatients are discussed by a professor, an associate professor, lecturers and outpatient specialists. The number of surgeries in the fiscal year of 2015 was 2,200, which topped the rankings kept at this hospital, those operations were mainly accounted for by surgeries of vitreoretinal disease, cataract, strabismus and glaucoma.

Specialties

  • Vitreoretinal diseases: Laser therapy including photodynamic therapy to age-related macular degeneration, anti-angiogenic agent intravitreal injection, and surgical therapy are conducted. For retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, macular edema, macular hole, and macular membrane, appropriate treatments for each disease condition are provided.
  • Strabismus and amblyopia: The best treatments for respective cases are provided.
  • Uveal diseases: Although medical treatments including molecular target treatment are primarily provided, surgical procedures are also conducted in some cases.
  • Glaucoma: Medical treatments, laser therapies, and surgical procedures are performed.
  • Low vision: Advice that is appropriate for each case is given.

Scope of target diseases

Vitreoretinal diseases such as retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, and age-related macular degeneration, child and adult strabismus, amblyopia, glaucoma, ocular surficial diseases including conjunctival and corneal diseases, ocular inflammation, eye tumors, neuro-ophthalmologic diseases, and other common ocular diseases

  • Lymphoma
  • Diabetes and high-blood pressure
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Internal carotid artery occlusion and stenosis
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Vein obstruction
  • Myasthenia gravis

Service and specialized treatments

We are striving to improve vision quality by introducing the newest technologies as they become available. The target diseases of this department include vitreoretinal diseases such as retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, and age-related macular degeneration, strabismus/amblyopia, glaucoma, ocular superficial diseases including conjunctival and corneal diseases, ocular inflammation, neuro-ophthalmologic diseases, and other common ocular diseases. In recent years, in which society is aging, particular diseases for elderly people have been increasing. Because 90% of the inpatients of this department require some kind of operation, this department has topped the list of the number of surgeries conducted in the central operating room for these past several years. Regarding vitreoretinal diseases, macular diseases including macular hole, epimacular membrane, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic macular edema have been increasing. They are shot simultaneously by both fluorescein fundus fluorescence angiography and indocyanine green fundus fluorescence angiography with double detectors of optical coherence tomography and scanning laser ophthalmoscopy, to elucidate their pathological conditions correctly and to identify the site of choroidal neovascular seen in age-related macular degeneration, leading to improvement of treatment results. Introduction of such new practice technologies has clarified one new disease after another. What is notable is that vitreous surgery for age-related macular degeneration was the first advanced treatment accredited in this hospital. In terms of strabismus / amblyopia, surgeries especially for infantile esotropia are performed on 6-18-month-old babies for having them gain binocular function, which yields positive results. Furthermore, for paralytic strabismus by aftereffects of brain damage by cerebral vascular diseases and traffic injuries often observed in elderly people, surgery therapy is conducted actively. Analyses of causal genes of strabismus are being conducted. As for immunological diseases, we provide care for ocular disorders accompanied by atopic dermatitis, especially typified by uveal inflammation, which has come to present numerous difficulties for patients. Treatment for eye complications and research of pathological conditions are being conducted actively. As for glaucoma, conducting many clinical studies including visual field defect progress analysis and glaucoma research on adherence to eye drops, we attempt to establish correct diagnoses by the latest examinations and to improve our treatment results using the latest surgical methods.

Frequently performed tests

For Revisit Patients

  • Making an appointment: please have an appointment made by computer after your examination is over.
  • Appointment times: they are described on the revisit appointment table.

Highly advanced/special medical treatments

Technologies covered by health insurance programs

  • Submacular surgery
  • Corneal transplant operation
  • Ocular muscle transposition procedure

Technologies performed in clinical studies

  • New treatment for age-related macular degeneration
  • New treatment for macular diseases
  • Gonioscopy by anterior eye optical coherence tomography

Main methods for Testing and Explanation

  • Visual acuity test, intraocular pressure measurement
  • Slit lamp microscopy: examination especially of anterior eye
  • Detailed funduscopy: examination of fundal diseases
  • Visual field test: examination of field of view
  • Fluorescence fundus angiography: detection of vascular abnormalities at the back of an eye using a contrast agent
  • Eye position and movement test: examination for double vision

Main testing methods and medical equipment

Vitreoretinal tests

  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Scanning laser microscope
  • Fluorescein fundus fluorescence angiography
  • Indocyanine green fundus fluorescence angiography
  • Ultrasonography

Using the testing equipment, we correctly understand the pathologic conditions of vitreoretinal disease to determine an appropriate treatment policy.

Strabismus/amblyopia test

  • Video fraction test (PR1100)
  • Preferential looking method
  • Synoptometer
  • Harms tangent screen
  • Torsional deviation test

We conduct strabismometry and eyesight tests for infants.

Glaucoma testing

  • Humphrey visual field analyzer
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Ultrasound biomicroscope

Using the devices, we detet glaucoma early and conduct less-invasive treatments.

Corneal testing

  • Corneal endothelium examination
  • Cornea shape analysis

Using the appropriate devices, we can ascertain the pathological conditions affecting corneal diseases.

Cycloplegic refraction test

Binocular open-field autorefractometer Axial length measurement device by laser interferometer With them, we understand the pathological conditions of ametropia and ocular malalignment.