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Iwane Mitsui

educator , journalist , neurosurgeon , ophthalmologist

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.

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).

Interests

  • Other Interests

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

Connections

father:
Takashi Mitsui

mother:
Tomoko Mitsui