Sayoko Moroi

Sayoko Moroi, MD, PhD

  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology – Glaucoma
  • Physician

Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

4.9 out of 5
  • 46 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 17 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

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

Locations Where I Practice

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

My Videos

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


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.

46 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 Dec 09, 2022

    Dr. Moroi is personable, compassionate and very knowledgeable. I feel incredibly comfortable as her patient and appreciate-her willingness to share her cell phone #. I would only call if absolutely necessary and I am confident she would be responsive.

  • Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

    I felt that Dr. Moroi sort of talked over me rather than actually conversing with me. The assistant was fine.

  • Reviewed on Nov 08, 2022

    Extremely knowledgeable - very impressed.

  • Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

    Very knowledgeable, understanding.

  • Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

    Dr Moroi is the absolute best. I've been to a number of ophthalmologists over the years and she is by far the most thorough and well versed concerning glaucoma and overall eye health. I feel so fortunate to have her monitoring my eyes!

  • Reviewed on May 31, 2022

    Dr. Moroi is the very best. Great communications and treats the patient as an adult.

  • Reviewed on May 28, 2022

    Wow. Dr. Moroi is just the best! I just cannot say enough about the time and care she takes in ordering tests explaining results and educating patients. Just a wonderful experience - I always leave grateful for the opportunity to work with her at OSU!

  • Reviewed on Apr 22, 2022

    Dr. Moroi is the best! She's always willing to answer questions thoroughly and looks holistically at the patient.

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 09/30/2022, 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.

  • University of California, San Francisco