Sayoko Moroi

Sayoko Moroi, MD, PhD

  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology – Glaucoma
  • Physician
4.9 out of 5
  • 31 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 14 Patient Comments

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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

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


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


Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

7/1/1989 - 6/30/1990


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


Kellogg Eye Center, Ann Arbor, MI

7/1/1994 - 6/30/1995

Board Certifications

American Board of Ophthalmology

American Board of Ophthalmology

Academic Information

My Department



The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

31 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021


  • Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

    All good experiences!

  • Reviewed on Aug 02, 2021

    Very good!

  • Reviewed on May 25, 2021

    Excellent doctor vry. professional and help me through the whole process.

  • Reviewed on May 23, 2021

    All very good.

  • Reviewed on May 03, 2021

    knowledgable and helpful at explaining my health

  • Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

    all good experiences

  • Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

    very positive

  • Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

    Dr. Moroi is the best -- hands down! She is the first ophthalmologist I've seen to take the time to determine why I have high IOP. She is thorough and explains what she is seeing. I can tell that her staff respects her as well. Even though I have quite a drive to get to OSU, I wouldn't consider going anywhere else. Thank you!

  • Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

    Dr. Moroi is the BEST!

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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 10/25/2021, Dr. Moroi has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • Wolters Kluwer
  • Howard University
  • Midwest Glaucoma Society
  • Research To Prevent Blindness