We conduct clinical and basic researches on visual science, retinochoroidal disorders, glaucoma and other ophthalmological diseases. In the university hospital, we play a leading role in the field of clinical practice of ophthalmology inYamanashi Prefecture.
Chairman: Professor Shigeo Tsukahara 1982-1998.
Professor Hiroyuki Iijima 1999-present.
Professor: Hiroyuki Iijima (Retinochoroidal diseases, perimetry, diagnostic imaging of retina, ophthalmologic inheritance)
Associate Professor: Masahito Imai (Vitreous surgery, diabetic retinopathy)
Associate Professor: Kenji Kashiwagi (Clinical glaucoma, cellular biology)
Assistant Professor: Mitsuhiro Imasawa (Retinochoroidal diseases, perimetry)
Macular diseases: We conduct clinical research on various macular diseases using optical coherence tomography and automated static perimetry.
Perimetry of retinal diseases: We have established a new method to evaluate the progression of retinitis pigmentosa using automated static perimeter.
Glaucoma: We have developed a new screening devise for angle-closure glaucoma and applied it to clinical practice and clinical research.
Experimental studies on optic nerve and glaucoma: We conduct researches on pathology of optic nerve through in vivo and in vitro experiments using cultured retinal ganglion cells.
We have special clinics for retinal diseases, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, corneal diseases, strabismus, and disorders of the lacrimal passage in addition to our general outpatient clinic.
We have inpatient facility with 34 beds to treat patients both medically and surgically.
We conduct more than 1,000 ocular surgeries in a year for patients with vitreoretinal diseases, glaucoma, cataract, corneal diseases, strabismus, and ocular trauma.
We are the only hospital in the prefecture equipped with an excimer laser device and photodynamic laser to offer phototherapeutic keratectomy and photodynamic therapy for patients with corneal disease or age-related macular degeneration.