Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Prof. Yoshiaki Kiuchi

【Research Keyword】
Scarring in Filter Bleb, Retinal Ganglion Cell Death, PDT (Photodynamic Therapy), tube shunt surgery, neovascular glaucoma

【Recent highlights】
We investigate the association between radiation doses from the atomic bombings and the prevalence of cataract, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in older residents of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Profiles of Faculty and Research Scholars

【Education】
There are many opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral training at the Hiroshima university. Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science is comprised of 5 specialty divisions : Glaucoma, Cornea, Retina and Vitreous, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Ocular Plastic & Orbital Surgery, and We also provide Neuro-Ophthalmology Service and Low Vision service.

Our staff are highly professional. Therefore, our patients are able to receive the best medical care by highly-qualified junior doctors.

The Development Program offers a customized and structured learning, research, and development environment to a select group of qualified clinically-trained candidates who have recently completed their training, but who desire further practicing learning experience so as to become.

【Research】
1.The Mechanisms of Scarring in Filter Bleb after Surgery
2.Retinal Ganglion Cell Death in Glaucoma: Mechanisms and Neuroprotection
3.Development of Novel Therapies for Corneal Infection by PDT (Photodynamic Therapy) Using Novel Porphyrin Derivative
4.Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Pigmentary Degeneration of the Retina
5.The effectiveness and safety of tube shunt surgery in eyes with neovascular glaucoma.


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