Unfortunately, it cannot be said that opportunities to receive an veterinary ophthalmic examination are enough in Japan. Now with a little spread of specialists, the cover by the general veterinarians are still necessary. the Japan Veterinary Ophthalmic Conference (JVOC) organized it in order to improve this problem even a little. JVOC became a corporation in 2010 and accomplishes further development.
 As a part of our educational efforts, we launched a lecture series in basic ophthalmology in 2009, primarily in eastern Japan. For this lecture series, we published a textbook based on the 5th edition of Veterinary Ophthalmology by Gelatt, the bible in our field, to disseminate a series of universally accepted professional standards. Specific knowledge that should be acquired by practitioners has been selected from the vast amount of information contained in the book and arranged into a curriculum consisting of 13 lectures completed in 16 hours. Our lecturers are motivated veterinarians who are prominent in both research and clinical practice in ophthalmology, and their enthusiastic lectures have been well received to date. To advance information disclosure, we periodically report data from JVOC Executive Committee members’ practice in reports such as number of visits, new cases and breeds, causes, surgeries and acuity preservation rates for cataracts and other specific diseases, etc.) at our annual meetings, where we also provide premier information on the latest ophthalmological topics to inspire the interest of general practitioners. This program provides an excellent opportunity for colleagues and friends in the field to exchange information and interact socially. The Japan Veterinary Ophthalmic Surgery Society, another JVOC initiative, hosts review meetings on a regular basis to share information about the fundamentals of ophthalmic surgery and to improve eye care standards for veterinary patients. If you have seen further it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants. The JVOC provides a better ophthalmic care system for companion animals –man’s best friends. We will promote future insights into the Animal eye diseases.

January 2016

Corporate name: Japan Veterinary Ophthalmic Conference (general incorporated association)
President: Masanori Endo
Secretariat: 102 STUDIO, 6846-1 Yaho, Kunitachishi, Tokyo 186-0011 JAPAN
FAX: +81-3-6454-9810


Officials of Japan Veterinary Ophthalmic Conference (general incorporated association)
/ Lecturers of Veterinary Ophthalmic Basic Course & Case Conference

Institution Name
Kunitachi Animal Hospital Masanori Endo (president of JVOC)
Kitazato University

Kazutaka Kanai

Vet Eye Clinic Nagoya Naoaki Takiyama
PAL Animal Hospital Kei Ono
Rakuno Gakuen University Seiya Maehara
Triangle Animal Eye Clinic Akihiko Saito
Triangle Animal Eye Clinic

Shinsuke Wakaiki

Yokohama Animal Eye Clinic Yasuyoshi Umeda
Okayama University of Science

Yoshiki Itoh

*JVOC: Japan Veterinary Ophthalmic Conference

Veterinary ophthalmic Basic Course

■ Curriculums

① Ophthalmic Anatomy ⑧ Canine Ocular Fundus and Optic Nerve
② Conjunctiva and Nictitating Membrane ⑨ The Glaucomas
③ Cornea and Sclera ⑩ Anterior Uvea
④ Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics ⑪ Neuroophthalmology
⑤ Feline Ophthalmology ⑫ Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Diseases
⑥ Orbit, Eyelid, Nasolacrimal System and Lacrimal Secretory System ⑬ Canine Lens and Vitreous
⑦ Ophthalmic Examination and Diagnostic

Annual meeting

  program lecturers place
2009 Canine Glaucoma
Ocular neoplasia in dog and cat
Richard Dubielzig
(University of Wisconsin–Madison)
Shinagawa Prince Hotel
2010 Diagnosis and treatment of FHV-1 keratocinjunctivitis
Feline Uveitis
David J.maggs
(UC Davis)
Shinagawa Prince Hotel
Fundamentals and introduction of Favorite
Ophtahlmic instruments
N. Takiyama
O. Igarashi
M. Endo
A. Saito
Case Discussion; Feline disease of ocular surface Lin CT (National Taiwan University)
K. Ono
Y. Umeda
2011 Technique of Cataract Surgery K. Ono
Y. Umeda
(Tokyo Station Conference)
Fundamentals and diagnosis of cataract Kazutaka Kanai
(Kitasato University)
Medications and effects for canine cataract N. Takiyama
Surgical indication of cataract M. Endo
The practical side of cataract surgery Makoto Yamashita
(Fabre Animal Hospital)
A. Saito
2012 GLAUCOMA –Diagnosis of surgical treatment
patients, Advaned medical care-
John Sapienza
(Long Island Veterinary Specialists
Plainview, New York USA)
(Tokyo Station Conference)
Pathophysiology of glaucoma Kumi Kato (Kumi Animal Hospital)
Diagnosis of glaucoma N. Takiyama
Internal therapy of glaucoma S. Maehara
Surgical procedures, Results and Postoperative
management about Laser cyclophotocoagulation
and Anterior chamber shunt
N. Takiyama
Y. Umeda
A. Saito
S. Wakaiki
2013 Approach to Blind Patients Ron Ofri
(Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
(Tokyo Station Conference)
Surgery of retinal detachment in dog (current state and future's view) S. Maehara
Y. Umeda
A. Saito
2014 Why cornea becomes ulcer? Y. Umeda Tokyo Conference Center
My treatment of corneal ulcer S. Wakaiki
S. Maehara
K. Ono
M. Endo
Treatment of corneal ulcer
–past, present and future-
N. Takiyama
2015 Diagnosis and treatment of lymphoma T. Uchide Tokyo Conference Center
Diagnosis of uveitis N. Takiyama
Uveitis in cat S. Wakaiki
Tumors of the uvea S. Maehara


Japan Veterinary Ophthalmic Surgery Society (JVOSS) was inaugurated in 2009 to promote improvement methods of surgery, establishment of guideline, and continuous education on veterinary ophthalmic surgery. The review meetings have been held bimonthly including lecture in annual meeting of JVOC. The review meeting of JVOSS is only for members in order to have deep discussion, to investigate multi-centre study, and to public information. The chairman is Dr. Ono (PAL Animal Hospital), and the vice chairman are Drs. Takiyama (Nihon University) and Umeda (Yokohama Animal Eye Clinic).