OSAKA DENTAL UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

About the department

In Ophthalmology, we provide medical care for a wide range of ophthalmic diseases such as cataract, glaucoma, dry eye, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and fundus bleeding of retinal vein occlusion. Our treatment also includes inpatient surgery for cataracts and fundus diseases, intravitreal injections for retinal diseases, photodynamic therapy for age-related macular degeneration, and laser treatment.


Common diseases treated

  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma
  • Dry eye
  • Macular degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Ocular fundus bleeding
  • Retinal detachment

Director of the department

Naoko Kishimoto

Message

Ophthalmologists with abundant clinical experience carefully explain to each patient so that the patients can receive treatment at ease. Our orthoptists and nurses also study every day to help elderly patients easily understand and increase their satisfaction. If it is difficult to provide treatment only by our department, we will treat patients in cooperation with related hospitals.

Specialty/qualification

  • Diploma of ophthalmology of the Japanese Ophthalmological Society
  • Ophthalmic PDT certified physician
  • Certified physician who can determine the suitability of correction appliance for visually impaired persons

Characteristics of dental care

We provide appropriate tests and treatment and try to give careful and kind medical care for outpatients in the morning. In the afternoon, we mainly perform in-patient surgeries such as cataract surgery and vitreous surgery for fundus diseases. Many patients with dry mouth visit our hospital, which is specific to dental university hospital. Dry eye partially correlates with the cause of dry mouth, and many dry eye patients are treated at Ophthalmology. We provide specialized treatment such as intravitreal injection and photodynamic therapy in addition to laser treatment for macular diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusion, and diabetic retinopathy.

Ophthalmic surgery