Kazuo Tsubota

Department of Ophthalmology, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan


Kazuo Tsubota is Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Keio University School of Medicine, his alma mater, in Tokyo, Japan. An internationally recognized dry eye specialist, Professor Tsubota has been working on the pathogenesis and treatment of dry eye. One focus of his research is improving the ocular surface and proper function of vision through assessing functional visual acuity. Other research projects include ocular surface reconstruction, regeneration of the cornea, lacrimal gland, immunology of Sjogren’s syndrome, dry eye, and wound healing of refractive surgery. He heads an active dry eye research group as well as an active refractive group in Japan, resulting in publishing more than 500 peer-reviewed articles, including New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Journal of Immunology, FASEB Journal, Ophthalmology, and the American Journal of Ophthalmology. He was the first Japanese recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award in 1994. Tsubota holds editorial positions on several ophthalmic journals as well as being a regular reviewer of ophthalmic journals.

Biography Updated on 9 March 2011

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