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Department of Ophthalmology,Hamamatsu University School of Medicine

Our clinic covers almost all ophthalmic diseases including cornea, cataract, glaucoma, medical & surgical retina, strabismus and pediatric ophthalmology. Top-level medical care in Asia is provided in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Service in our clinic. Also, we investigate genetics of severe and hardly treatable diseases including retinal degeneration and advanced glaucoma collaborating Department of Photomedical Genomics, Basic Medical Photonics Laboratory, Medical Photonics Research Center, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu, Japan.


Topics in the Department of Ophthalmology, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine.

  1. We are confident in our research on pediatric ophthalmology, strabismus, and amblyopia. Hospital Professor Miho Sato is the vice-president of International Strabismological Association (ISA), the vice-president of Asian Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology, and a leader in Japan as well as in the Asian region. We have patients visiting us from all over Japan, not just from Tokyo and Nagoya. In addition to doctors working on strabismus and pediatric ophthalmology in our other facilities in Japan, specialists from overseas countries visit our department for being trained. The meeting of ISA have been successfully held in Kyoto in 2014 hosted by Prof. Sato as a local organizer.
  2. We are capable of dealing with any disease such as cataract, vitreoretinal disease, glaucoma, strabismus and corneal diseases. We are performing the latest surgery procedure, Descemet’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK). We are capable of providing a wide range of training because we perform surgeries for strabismus and pediatric eye disease and difficult surgeries for adult cataract, glaucoma, and vitreoretinal disease as mentioned above.
  3. We conduct the latest research on refractory diseases including retinal pigmentary degeneration. Assistant Instructor Katsuhiro Hosono, as a main staff member, performs molecular genetics analysis on hereditary eye diseases such as retinal pigmentary degeneration. As mentioned in a newspaper in February 2012 (please refer to “appearance in media”), we discovered abnormalities in the main responsible genes in Japan (corresponding page in PLoS ONE).