Sayoko Moroi

Sayoko Moroi, MD, PHD

  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology – Glaucoma
  • Physician

Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 85 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 30 Patient Comments

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.
  • 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

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataract
  • Eye Abnormalities
  • Dry Eye Syndromes
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Intense Pulsed Light Therapy
  • Ophthalmology

Locations Where I Practice

Havener Eye Institute

in Outpatient Care New Albany
6100 North Hamilton Road
2nd Floor, Suite 2B
Westerville, OH 43081

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

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


Ohio State University at Columbus, 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


Duke University Eye Center, Durham, NC
7/1/1993 - 6/30/1994


University of Michigan W.K. Kellogg Eye Center, Ann Arbor, MI
7/1/1994 - 6/30/1995

Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology

Academic Information

My Department


My Division


More About My Work


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.

85 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.9 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on May 13, 2024

    Compassionate care provider

  • Reviewed on Apr 20, 2024


  • Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

    The doctor uses her excellent skill, and expertise to care for my vision in a compassionate manner.

  • Reviewed on Mar 30, 2024

    Very personable and professional

  • Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

    I made this appointment on a whim, because my regular eye doctor at another facility (which I also like) didn't seem to have any expertise in my combo of dry eye and glaucoma. Dr. Moroi really took the time to explain why things happen, what research doesn't know and started conservatively with things I could do that did not require medication for my dry eye (which is a chronic problem for me that affects my overall quality of life). I am two weeks in on her plan and feeling better and am greatly appreciative of her care and kindness. It is already making a difference in my day to day activities.

  • Reviewed on Mar 24, 2024

    She needs to slow-down and listen more about my concerns.

  • Reviewed on Mar 08, 2024

    She was incredible Introduced herself to me and my wifeSat and talked with us using a flip chart

  • Reviewed on Mar 03, 2024

    No bad experience. Very professional. Very good experience.

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 09/29/2023, 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.

  • National Institutes of Health
  • Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology
  • Future Vision Foundation
  • Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

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