The retina is a transparent nervous tissue located in the innermost side of the eye, which is the most important organ enabling us to see by converting visual information entering it to electrical information to be transmitted to the brain through the optic nerve.
After Kim’s Eye Hospital developed the Retina department in 1998, medical specialists and equipment had been continuously reinforced to open the first Retinal Hospital in 2008 that will stand as the top retinal treatment institution in Korea.
In particular, the retina field is the longest and most difficult field of practice among many fields, which makes it difficult for even the most distinguished university hospitals to secure medical retina specialists. In line with this, the strong manpower of Kim’s Eye Hospital’s Retina Hospital, which is composed of 14 retina medical specialists including M.D. PhD. JongWoo, Kim, who served as the President of the Korean Retina Society and who is the Medical Director of Konyang University, unquestionably stands out.
The Retina Hospital, which handles many retinal diseases related to blindness, such as retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy macular degeneration, pigmentary degeneration of the retina, hypertensive retinopathy, and central serous retinopathy, is prepared to treat 125,000 outpatients and to perform 2,600 surgeries every year, the biggest total number in Korea, with its various new test equipment and its trained medical team. It is securing its position as a special retina hospital both in name and in reality by not just in ophthalmology subjects, but also by constructing a specialized cooperative treatment system with internal medicine to minimize the side effects, which can occur before and after the surgery or treatment.
Therefore, compared to any university hospital or general hospital in Korea, Kim’s Eye Hospital’s Retina Hospital is in a higher position in the field of retina services.