Sayoko Moroi

Sayoko Moroi, MD, PhD

  • Ophthalmology
  • Physician

Insurances We Accept

About Me

As an ophthalmologist, I specialize in the medical care and surgical management of glaucoma as well as treating patients with complex cataracts, unusually small eyes, “complex eyes” as part of a genetic condition, and complications after surgery.

When I first sit down with a patient, I tell them more about their eye diseases and conditions, and the value of tests and procedures to determine if their eyes are stable or not. Glaucoma is a long-term disease and currently there is no cure, so follow-up care and prognosis will be discussed. I inform patients of the treatment options, then we decide which approach to take based on the stage of their disease, lifestyle, cost, side effects of treatment and risk of complications. I’m privileged to help individuals improve and preserve vision, and especially to prevent blindness.

I returned to The Ohio State University to give back in service as chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science in appreciation of my MD and PhD training. The people are fantastic and show stellar qualities that help them provide outstanding care to individuals.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, walking our dog, going on fishing adventures, gardening and cooking.
Highlights
  • Delivered the 2018 Robert N. Shaffer Lecture at the American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Delivered the 2020 Clinician Scientist Lecture at the American Glaucoma Society
  • Served as co-senior author on the fifth, sixth and seventh editions of the Shields’ Textbook of Glaucoma
  • Worked on the team science in glaucoma genetics as part of the NEIGHBORHOOD Consortium
  • Worked on the team science in eye physiology and eye tissue biomechanics to understand pathways of eye fluid circulation and eye pressure regulation

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Retina
  • Gonioscopy
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataract
  • Eye Abnormalities
  • Optic Nerve
  • Tonometry, Ocular
  • Ophthalmology

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
MD, PhD
6/1/1982 - 6/9/1989

Doctorate

Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Ph.D.
8/1/1982 - 6/9/1989

Internship

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

7/1/1989 - 6/30/1990

Residency

Duke University Eye Center, Durham, NC

7/1/1990 - 6/30/1993

Research Fellowship

Duke University Eye Center, Durham, NC

7/1/1993 - 6/30/1994

Fellowship

Kellogg Eye Center, Ann Arbor, MI

7/1/1994 - 6/30/1995

Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology
5/4/1997

Academic Information

My Department

Ophthalmology

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Moroi has reported no relationships with companies or entities.