Omiya Hamada Eye Clinic
Mizoguchi Eye Clinic
Hirayama Osama Mohamed Aly Ibrahim
Department of Ophthalmology,Tokyo Dental College, Ichikawa General Hospital
Although meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is the most commonly associated dry eye disease in the elderly that affects the health and well-being of millions of people around the world, its incidence is conceivably underestimated.
I have been conducting research on MGD using animal models such as Cu, Zn-Superoxide Dismutase-1 (Sod1) Knockout Mice, as well as imaging techniques including Confocal microscopy. I am very interested in understanding the fundamental biological processes behind MGD such as inflammation and its relation to reactive oxygen species (ROS). I believe that the better understanding and proper treatment of MGD will help in improving the quality of life for dry eye patients not only in Japan but also around the world.