The Department of Ophthalmology of Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Capital Medical University was founded in 1956. It is a key specialty at the hospital level and a special ophthalmology diagnosis and treatment center with TCM characteristics in Beijing. Ding Huamin, one of the founders of Department of Ophthalmology, is a disciple of Xiao Longyou, one of the four famous ophthalmologists in Beijing. Ding Huamin's profound knowledge in ophthalmology has earned him a reputation across Beijing. Yang Yingxin, the current director of Department of Ophthalmology, is a doctoral candidate of Professor Wang Ningli, an academician of the International Academy of Ophthalmology. Yang Yingxin currently serves as the Vice Director of the Ophthalmology Branch of the Beijing Association of Chinese Medicine and graduate student tutor. Based on the unremitting efforts of the previous ophthalmologists, such as Wang Nianmei, Tian Yue'e and Fu Yanjiang, he established an integrated ophthalmic outpatient ward system. At present, 20 members of the medical team are responsible for ophthalmic teaching and research. The ward has 15 beds and the department has advanced instruments such as ophthalmic photography, OCT, angiography, electrophysiology, visual field, UBM and so on. The Department mainly treats tricky eye diseases such as glaucoma, vitreous hemorrhage, macular degeneration and optic neuropathy. On the basis of oral administration of Chinese medicine, acupoint application, acupuncture, eye needle, plum-blossom needle, thunder fire moxibustion, ear point pressure beans and other traditional Chinese medicine characteristic therapies, the Department of Ophthalmology places equal emphasis on TCM and western medicine and can independently carry out external eye surgery, glaucoma surgery, cataract surgery, vitreous cavity injection and vitrectomy. The Department of Ophthalmology has five special disease teams: macular degeneration, ophthalmoplegia, diabetic retinopathy, myopia and cataract. They are characterized by outpatient Chinese medicine, acupuncture and moxibustion, supported by ward care, western medicine and surgery and have achieved satisfactory results.