The Department of Ophthalmology at Tokyo Dental College Suidobashi Hospital opened in 2000, and is conveniently located in front of JR Suidobashi Station. In addition to general ophthalmology services for adults, we provide several types of refractive surgeries such as LASIK and phakic intraocular lens (IOL). Professor Hiroko Bissen-Miyajima, department chair, specializes in cataract and refractive surgery, and her reputation as a skilled surgeon is well known around the globe. We examine for overall ocular health, perform LASIK, and advanced cataract surgery with the latest lens implants, as well as offer treatment and surgery for retinal diseases. Our eye specialists serve the needs of our patients and perform state-of-the-art surgeries, with the most advanced procedures available. We strive to consistently adapt to the latest and most advanced technologies, techniques and a variety of diagnostic tools, and inform such information to our patients. We look forward to providing you with the ophthalmic care appropriate for your needs.
Reception Hours ( Booking):
8:45-18:00 (Mon-Fri), 8:45-13:00(Sat)
Appointments in advance are strongly recommended.
Please make appointments by telephone:03-5275-1856 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday – Friday, 8:50 am – 11:00 am
1st and 3rd Saturdays, 8:50 am – 11:00 am
Closed: Sundays, National Holidays, 2nd and 4th Saturdays, and February 12 (Tokyo Dental College Foundation Day)
2-9-18 Kanda-Misakicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0061 Japan
Tel : 03-5275-1856 （local)・ +81-3-5275-1856 (overseas)
train Suidobashi Station (Sobu Line)
Take the East exit and turn right, crossing a narrow road. Suidobashi Hospital is the large gray stone building on the right-hand side.
By subway (Metro)
train Suidobashi Station (Toei Mita Line)
Take exit A2, cross the street at Suidobashi Crossing, walk straight towards and past the JR station. Suidobashi Hospital is the large gray stone building on the right-hand side.
Parking space is limited and has to be reserved in advance (by telephone). We recommend public transportation if possible. Also, please note that driving may be contraindicated due to ophthalmic examination or treatment.
Outpatient Clinic Schedule
Please note the following for your first visit
- Call (or E-mail) the eye clinic to make an appointment.
- Hospital Reception and Accounting is located on the 1st floor. Please arrive early to allow time to complete the paperwork. Show your Japanese insurance card if applicable. After receiving your patient number and file, proceed to the Eye Clinic located on the 3rd floor, and check-in with the receptionist.
- Please bring the following:
・All eye medicines you are currently using
・Medication list (any type)
・Eyeglasses (even if they are broken or you rarely use them)
・If you wear contact lenses, bring backup eyeglasses in case the doctor recommends against contact lens use
after the examination.
・Sunglasses in the event your eyes are dilated.
- Examination for cataract surgery: After the initial eye examination and consultation, a physical examination is necessary that includes blood collection, urine test, electrocardiogram and chest X-ray.
- Examination for refractive surgery: Contact lenses alter the shape of the cornea. In case a person uses contact lenses, he or she should stop using them for a few days before the examination and surgery. For the soft contact lens type, one should not wear them for two days prior to the examination (and refractive surgery). For the hard contact lens type, one should not wear them for five days prior to the examination (and refractive surgery). It takes about three hours for the initial eye examination and consultation. After that, a sample of your blood is taken.
- Dilation: If you feel any visual disturbance, blurred vision or floaters, or if you have hypertension or diabetic mellitus, you should have an annual dilated eye examination in which eye drops are used to dilate the pupil. Most patients require about an hour for the examination, which will include a thorough fundoscopy. After this exam, the pupil will remain dilated for 3~6 hours. Driving with dilated eyes is very dangerous, so please visit the hospital by public transportation.
Hiroko Bissen-Miyajima, MD, PhD
Professor and Department Chair
Dr. Bissen-Miyajima is Director and Professor of Ophthalmology at Tokyo Dental College, Suidobashi Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. She graduated from Keio University School of Medicine and completed three years of fellowship training at the University Hospital of Bonn in Germany. She specializes in cataract and refractive surgery, and received various video and paper awards at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS). In addition to having numerous peer-reviewed articles published, she has written books on LASIK, Multifocal IOL, Toric IOL, which have become standard textbooks in Japan. She served as the president for the Japanese Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (JSCRS), Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (APACRS), and International Intraocular Implant Club (IIIC). She started LASIK, presbyopia correcting IOLs, and femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) in their initial stages, and contributed to their development.
Outpatient Clinic: Tuesday.
≫ Hiroko Bissen-Miyajima’s Profile
Yuka Ota, MD
Senior Assistant Professor
Dr. Yuka Ota graduated from Nagoya City University and a resident in the department of Ophthalmology at Keio University. She has worked at Tokyo Dental College Suidobashi Hospital since 2016. From 2018, she is a glaucoma fellow at Keio Hospital.
Outpatient Clinic: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Tomoko, Uehara, MD
Dr. Tomoko Uehara graduated from Gunma University School of Medicine and
Was a resident in the department of Ophthalmology at Keio University
Hospital. Before joining Suidobashi Hospital,she worked at Eiju General Hospital.
Outpatient Clinic: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Makoto Inoue, MD, PhD
Dr. Makoto Inoue graduated from Keio University School of Medicine, and he undertook a research fellowship at Duke Eye Center in North Carolina, USA. After receiving his doctoral degree in ophthalmology from Keio University in 2003, he joined the Vitreoretinal Service as a faculty member at Keio University Hospital. In 2007, Dr. Inoue transferred to Kyorin University where he serves as professor. He is well known as one of top vitreoretinal surgeons in Japan, and he works at the outpatient clinic and day surgery at Suidobashi Hospital.
Outpatient Clinic: Thursday (once a month). Please confirm the scheduled day with the clerk.
Kunihiko Nakamura, MD, PhD
Cataract and Refractive Service
Dr. Kunihiko Nakamura received his MD from Keio University School of Medicine and continued there as a resident and fellow in the Department of Ophthalmology. In addition to serving as director of Tanashi Nakamura Eye Clinic, he holds the positions of clinical professor at Tokyo Dental College. He is well known for his high skill as a surgeon, especially in the field of cataract and refractive surgery.
Outpatient Clinic: Thursday (twice a month). Please confirm the scheduled day with the clerk.
Mami Yoshino, MD, PhD
Clinical Senior Assistant Professor
Dr. Mami Yoshino gained clinical experience at Keio University, National Kasumigaura Hospital, Sano Kosei Hospital, Shin Katsushika Hospital, and Tokyo Dental University Suidobashi Hospital, and assigned as the director of the Kandasuda-cho Eye Clinic in 2016. She is currently the director of Iidabashi-Eye Clinic.
She has technical skills based on her extensive experience, and performs examinations with a bright and clear explanation that is trusted by patients.
Outpatient Clinic: Monday (once a month). Please confirm the scheduled day with the clerk.
Saori Yaguchi, MD, PhD
Clinical Senior Assistant Professor
Dr. Saori Yaguchi graduated from Showa University School of Medicine and received her ophthalmology training in the Department of Ophthalmology at Keio University Hospital. Before joining Suidobashi Hospital, she worked at Kitasato University Kitasato Institute Hospital and Saiseikai Central Hospital. In 2013, Dr. Yaguchi earned her PhD degree at Keio University with a research focus on the lacrimal gland, and has actively presented several research results at conferences.