Kuniyoshi Kanai
OD, OD - Doctor of Optometry FAAO FAAO - Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry

Title

Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of Residencies for On-campus programs

Kuniyoshi Kanai
OD, OD - Doctor of Optometry FAAO FAAO - Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry

Title

Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of Residencies for On-campus programs

Education

BS
Waseda University, Japan

OD
University of California, Berkeley, 2007

Residency
Primary Care/Contact Lens, University of California, Berkeley, 2008

Publications

Varadarajan AV, Bavishi P, Ruamviboonsuk P, Chotcomwongse P, Venugopalan S, Narayanaswamy A, Cuadros J, Kanai K, et al. “Predicting Optical Coherence Tomography-derived diabetic macular edema grades from fundus photographs using deep learning”. Nature Communications (2020) 11:130 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-13922-8

Kanai K “When to Send a Hypertensive Patient to the ER” Optometry Times September 2018: 10(09); 1~24

Litvin TV, Bresnick GH, Cuadros JA, Selvin S, Kanai K, Ozawa GY. “A Revised Approach for the Detection of Sight-Threatening Diabetic Macular Edema.” JAMA Ophthalmology 2016 December doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2016.4772

Kanai K. “Hypertensive Crisis in the Optometry Office” California Optometry 2016; March~April

Kanai K, Wolff B, Whiteside M. “Diabetic retinopathy: The risk of vision loss and beyond” California Optometry 2013; 40(6); 36 – 41

About Dr. Kanai

Dr. Kuniyoshi Kanai is a UCBSO grad, the class of 2007. After completing Primary Care residency, he remained as a clinical faculty. His primary focus is on resident education as well as studying systemic disease and its effect on the eye. Outside work, Dr. Kanai is a happy husband and a father of two active kids. He enjoys pushing his car to its limit and also himself on the bicycle. If you don’t find him at work or home, you may find him driving at Sonoma Raceway or riding a bicycle at the Mount Diablo.