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Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology and Vision Correction

The Department of Ophthalmology specializes in an extensive range of ocular diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, vitreoretinal disease, corneal disease, uveitis, neuroophthalmologic disease, strabismus, lacrimal disorders, and eye tumors.

Medical services

The outpatient clinic provides care in specialized therapeutic areas including glaucoma, macula, retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, hereditary retinal disorder, keratoconjunctiva, uvea, neuroophthalmology, strabismus/amblyopia, lacrimal duct disorders, and low vision. Patients with cataracts are also treated by specialists in those areas.

Diagnosis and treatment policy

Treatment plans for inpatients are discussed and determined at weekly ward conferences in which all assistant professors in charge of the ward participate and during rounds headed by a professor and an associate professor. Treatment plans for outpatients are determined based on discussion between the doctor in charge of outpatient services and professors, associate professors, lecturers, or specialists in the outpatient clinic.

Specialties

Cornea

In addition to corneal transplant, surgery using the patient’s own corneal cells and oral mucosal cells can also be performed to treat severe eye surface problems such as alkali burn.

Glaucoma

The department develops advanced drug therapy for normal tension glaucoma, and selects surgical options according to each patient’s condition. Treatment for refractory glaucoma has been given to many patients.

Macula

The most advanced drug therapy, laser treatment such as photodynamic therapy, and surgical therapy are frequently performed to treat macular disease such as age-related macular degeneration.

Voice and swallowing disorders

From surgery to rehabilitation

Retinal detachment

The optimal surgical procedure is selected according to the condition of the disease. Surgery for special cases accompanying trauma and atopic dermatitis is also available.

Lacrimal duct

An endoscopic procedure for silicone tube placement and other surgical procedures are performed for nasolacrimal duct obstructions.

Target diseases

Cataract, glaucoma, retinal detachment, age-related macular degeneration, epimacular membrane, macular hole, retinal vein occlusion, keratoconjunctival disorder, diabetic retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa, uveitis, optic nerve disease, ophthalmoplegia, strabismus, nasolacrimal duct obstructions

Advanced treatments/ Specialized treatments

Human aminiotic membrane transplantation
DSEAK

Descemet’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty

MIVS

Micro-incision vitrectomy surgery

Laser anastomosis of nasolacrimal duct

Surgery for nasolacrimal duct obstructions

Frequently performed tests

  • Visual acuity test/ fundus test
  • Slit-lamp microscopy: Examination of cornea and cataract
  • Detailed funduscopy: Examination of disorders at the back of an eye
  • Perimetry: Visual field examination
  • Fundus three-dimensional image analysis
  • Fluorescein fundus angiography: Detection of vascular abnormalities at the back of an eye using a contrast agent
Satoshi Kato

Satoshi Kato

Departments/Divisions

Ophthalmology and Vision Correction

Titles

M.D., Ph.D

Expertise/Specialties

Management of Diabetic Eye Complictions, Low Vision Care

Research Interests

Management of Diabetic Eye Complictions, Low Vision Care

Languages

Japanese/English

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Numbers of in- and outpatients treated in this department

Inpatients: Outpatients:
Total: 2,058 Daily mean:2,684
Daily mean: 36.7 Monthly mean (new patients) : 50,216
Daily mean: 206.7
Imcoming referral rate: 96.4%
Outgoing referral rate:120.1%

(2015)

Numbers of major operations and treatments performed

Name of inpatient surgery Number
Cataract surgery 1,212
2 Vitreoretinal surgery 403
3 Glaucoma surgery 325
4 Corneal transplant 104
5 Lacrimal surgery 107

(2015)

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