Staff and specialities

Professor:  Masahito OHJI
   Vitreo-retinal diseases
Associate Professor:  Yasuhiro NISHIDA
Associate Professor:  Hajime KAWAMURA
Associate Professor:  Yoshitsugu SAISHIN
Assistant Professor:  Tomoko SAWADA
Assistant Professor:  Osamu SAWADA
Assistant Professor:  Masashi KAKINOKI
   Neuro-ophthalmology
Assistant Professor:  Tomoaki HIGASHIYAMA
   Strabismus and amblyopia
Associate Professor:  Sanae MURAKI
Assistant Professor:  Tomoaki HIGASHIYAMA
   Glaucoma
Assistant Professor:  Takayuki MINAMIKAWA
Assistant Professor:  Yuichi NIWA

Outline of the department

Clinical work in this department is carried out in both general and specialized fields. Some of the specialized fields are vitreo-retinal diseases, neuro-ophthalmology, strabismus, amblyopia, glaucoma, uveitis and color anomaly.
Research in the department is primarily in the areas of vitreo-retinal diseases, neuro-ophthalmology and strabismus. Current projects include the following:
1) Pharmacokinetic research of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor treatment 
   in monkey eyes.
2) Measurement of aqueous concentration of vascular endothelial growth factor of 
   retinal diseases, such as retinal vein occlusion or age- related macular 
   degeneration before and after anti-vascular endothelial growth factor 
   treatment.
3) Clinical research on strabismus and amblyopia. 
4) Clinical research for bimonthly intravitreal injection of ranibizumab for AMD.
5) Investigation of the eye muscles in thyroid ophthalmopathy using MRI.
6) Genetic analysis of color vision deficiency and study on the mechanism of 
   color vision, especially focused on congenital red-green color vision 
   deficiencies and rod monochromacy.