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Iwane Mitsui

Iwane Mitsui, Japanese ophthalmologist, educator, neurosurgeon, journalist. Achievements include research in Aerospace medicine, Neurosurgery, Myopia Reduction; development of lens design to effect high myopia, severe astigmatism, hyperopia. Recipient Technical award, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1997; grantee, National Research Council, 1995, Japan Space Forum and Japan Space Agency, 1998.

Background

  • Mitsui, Iwane was born on December 10, 1959 in Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan. Son of Takashi and Tomoko Mitsui.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, University Tsukuba, 1989.

    Career

    • Resident University Tsukuba Hospital, Japan, 1989—1992. Medical officer International Medical Center Japan, Tokyo, 1992—1995. Senior research associate Ames Research Center National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Moffet Air Force Base, California, 1995—1998.

      Director hospital Mitsui Medical Clinic, Tokyo, since 1999. Visiting scientist Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, 1997—1998. Lecturer Osaka University Medical School, 1998—2002, Toho University Medical School, since 2006.

      Director medical department Skymark Airlines, Tokyo, 1998—2003. President DNA Future, Tokyo, since 2004. Member advisory board Henry Taube Institute, San Francisco, since 2003.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in Aerospace medicine, Neurosurgery, Myopia Reduction. Development of lens design to effect high myopia, severe astigmatism, hyperopia.

    Works

    • Author: Human Evolution in Space, 1999, Orthokeratology: Myopia Reduction During Sleep, 2000. Editor (textbook): Orthokeratology Handbook, 2002.

    Membership

    Member of Am Academy Japan OSEIRT/Ortho-K Association, Japan Orthokeratology Association (president 2001-2004), Orthokeratology, Aviation Medical Department, Aerospace Medical Association (life).

    Personality

    Interests

    Scuba diving, skiing, camping, helicopters, horseback riding.

    Connections

    • father: Takashi Mitsui
    • mother: Tomoko Mitsui
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    Born December 10, 1959
    (age 57)
    Nationality
    • 1989
      University Tsukuba
    • 1989 - 1992
      Resident, University Tsukuba Hospital
      Japan
    • 1992 - 1995
      medical officer, International Medical Center Japan
      Tokyo, Japan
    • 1995 - 1998
      senior, research associate Ames Research Center National Aeronautics and Space Administration
      California, United States
    • 1999
      director, hospital Mitsui Medical Clinic
      Tokyo, Japan