Kichiemon Asoma, MD speaks JAPANESE and English

Dr. Asoma

Dr. Kichiemon Asoma speaks Japanese and English fluently. He went to college at Columbia University and graduated in 1999 majoring in neuroscience. He went to medical school and did his residency SUNY Downstate where he won the Excellence in Ophthalmology award 3 years in a row from 2003 to 2005 and was selected to be Chief Resident. He has known Dr. Hayashi and Dr. Shimmyo since he won a scholarship from the Japanese Medical Society of America in 2003 and 2004. Currently Dr. Asoma is also a Clinical Assistant Professor teaching residents at SUNY.

He is board certified in ophthalmology, and also has specialized training in Laser Refractive Eye Surgery (LASIK, PRK, LASEK) and corneal transplants, both traditional and new thin-laser DSAEK.

He also helps patients with dry tired irritated eyes, red eyes, glaucoma, diabetes, growths on the eyes, glasses and contact lens prescriptions, styes, allergies, early macular degeneration.

He has a kind, thoughtful, warm and caring bedside manner. Though he is an excellent surgeon, he knows the importance of preventative eye care and careful planning. He has always had a great helpful attitude - even before going to Columbia University, he reached Eagle Scout - the highest attainable rank among the Boy Scouts of America. It is pleasure for our office and our patients to work with Dr Asoma.

Specialty
Cornea and Keratorefractive surgery,  medical and surgical management of the anterior segment

Residency
State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center

Medical School
State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center

Undergraduate
Columbia University

Publications
Michael A.; Baalhaness M, Bradley A, Chamnongvongse P, Greenidge KC, Heath-Phillip ), Brevetti T, Zizi F, Jean-Louis G, Asoma F. Relation Between Acknowledged Glaucoma Risk Factors and Abnormal FDT Field Tests in Population-Based Glaucoma Screening. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci., 2005, 42: S3657/B15.

Giovannini MG, Blitzer RD, Wong T, Asoma K, Tsokas P, Morrison JH, Iyengar R, and Landau EM. Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Regulates Early Phosphorylation and Delayed Expression of Ca2+/Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinase II in Long-Term Potentiation. Journal of Neuroscience. Sept 2001; 21: 7053 - 7062.

Research
Decreased Ocular Blood Flow in Patients with Advanced Optic Nerve Cupping. Analysis of Zero Flow 2005-2009

Cryotherapy as a Method to Decrease Recurrence Rates after Pterygium Excision with Amniotic Membrane 2012-present

Effect of Sleep Deprivation on Resident Surgical Simulator Performance 2014-present

Effect of Topical Interferon alpha 2b on Recurrence Rates after Ptergyium Excision with Amniotic Membrane 2014-present