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Department of Corneal Transplantation

The Corneal Transplantation Section provides medical care for diseases of the cornea and conjunctiva. In addition to ordinary corneal transplant, we perform regenerative treatments such as cultivated autologous limbal epithelial transplantation and cultivated oral mucosal epithelial transplantation.

Medical services

Associate Professor Yamagami and other corneal specialists from the Department of Ophthalmology provide care for patients with diseases of the cornea and conjunctiva.

Diagnosis and treatment policy

The utmost effort is made to provide treatment that allows patients to enjoy a comfortable life with clear vision.

Specialties

Alkali trauma, acid trauma, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, and other severe conditions that affect the ocular surface

Cultivated cells from the patient’s cornea and oral mucosa are transferred back to the patient’s damaged eye surface, which triggers no rejection reaction and helps the patient recover clear vision.

Corneal and conjunctival infection

Bacteria, fungi, herpes, amebas and various other pathogen infections in the cornea and conjunctiva.

Keratoconus

Patients with mild or moderate keratoconus can recover their vision by wearing hard contact lenses. A corneal transplant is performed in those with highly advanced keratoconus.

Dry eye syndrome

According to the severity of the condition, different treatments, including artificial tears, lacrimal plugs, and lacrimal ablation, are performed. Clinical studies of new drugs for dry eye developed by pharmaceutical companies are being conducted.

Hereditary corneal disease

Corneal transplant are performed.

Allergic disease

Patients with vernal conjunctivitis and other serious conditions are treated with steroid and tacrolimus eye drops.

Corneal damage after ophthalmic surgery

The cornea may be damaged in ophthalmic surgery, which may result in deteriorated vision.

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