About 80% of the information is perceived through vision, suggesting that having a normal vision is very important for maintaining a good quality of living (QOL). Thus, once the vision is impaired by ocular diseases, it could cause an enormous impact on people's QOL. Eye examination also provides important clues for patients' systemic condition, such as retinal artery sclerosis in hypertension or diabetic retinopathy.
The department of Ophthalmology & Visual Science at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) was established in 1944. Through a long tradition of clinical practice and research activities, our policy has been to provide the best possible care to treat the blinding eye diseases; cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, uveitis and ocular inflammation, pathological myopia, age-related macular degeneration and other macular diseases, neuro-ophthalmology, strabismus and child eye diseases. Basic research to prevent the blinding eye diseases have also been actively performed in our lab.