Department of Ophthalmology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine


Regenerative medicine from KPUM


Cultivated oral mucosal epithelial transplantation

Oral mucosal epithelial cells from a patient’s mouth are cultured on an amniotic membrane, then an epithelial cell sheet is transplanted on to the surface of the patient’s eye. Clinical data from more than 100 cases demonstrated that COMET produces benefits for treating severe cases of end-stage blindness.


Our department revolves around five specializations of the cornea, glaucoma, the vitreous, ocular function, and reconstructive surgery, and has built a specialty outpatient clinic for various services in dry eye, allergies, keratoconus and contact lenses, uveitis, neuro-ophthalmology, low vision, and SJS (Stevens-Johnson Syndrome). Providing the best care for patients means you need a medical team with a good relationship of trust. Founded on a stable relationship based on mutual trust and respect, we will further enhance our outpatient services, hoping to provide optimal care with the whole department, including related medical institutions.

Aiming for optimal care means working with various new treatments. We offer new treatments as part of clinical research or clinical trials, and we want to be involved in delivering that care safely to patients. Additionally, we aim to be a trusted medical group in cooperation with pharmacists and other allied health professionals.

For Patients

We, at the group of ophthalmologists at the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, strive daily to provide a high level of treatment and care for the patients coming to us. For cataracts and other intractable eye diseases, the five specializations of the cornea, glaucoma, retina and vitreous, visual function and reconstructive surgery work together as one during treatment, in a setup created to offer you the best care possible.

If you have any problems with your eyes, you can trust our Department of Ophthalmology.
This is what we aim for.

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For Those Seeking Training

In our department, as an Ophthalmology Training Program Facility, we operate the following training programs. After a year’s worth of training, trainees start a residency at a related medical institution, and along with gaining skills in various surgeries, such as cataract surgery, we develop them into skilled ophthalmologists who can handle anything from routine care to advanced treatment.

For Those in the Medical Field

We at the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology department offer the undergraduate program Study of Ophthalmology, and the graduate/research program Reconstructive Surgery to Restore Ocular Function. The concept of the latter program is to restore lost ocular function with new methods of treatment, and if possible, offer those methods as restorative outpatient services. Our department is split into five subdivisions for treatment and research: the cornea, glaucoma, the vitreous, ocular function and reconstructive surgery.


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