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department
department
Division / Integrated Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Department of Ophthalmology
Great Departments / Sensory and Motor Organ Sciences
Website
Staff
Professor Hidenobu Tanihara
tanihara(at mark)pearl.ocn.ne.jp
Associate Professor Mikiko Fukushima
mikikofu(at mark)kumamoto-u.ac.jp
Assistant Professor Eri Takahashi
Assistant Professor Tomokazu Fjimoto
Extraordinary
Assistant Professor
Miyuki Inoue
Research theme

Main projects in our department are molecular mechanism of glaucoma development, and retinal regeneration therapy. In detail,we are investigating the molecular mechanism in relation to glaucoma development, exploring a suitable therapy for genetic factors of glaucoma patients, developing a new therapy based on the mechanism of neuroprotection on the glaucomatous optic nerve damage and establishing a new neural stem cells for retinal regeneration. Clinically, risk factors for results of glaucoma surgeries are analyzed, and treatments of ocular complications in leprosy and familial amiloidotic poly-neuropathy are also involved.

Fundus photography of glaucomatous eye.
It shows enlargement of optic nerve head cup with peripapillary chorioretinal atrophy.