Dr. Mineo Ozaki is the director of Ozaki Eye Hospital, Miyazaki, Japan. He is also a Visiting Professor of Faculty of Health Sciences, Kyushu University of Health and Welfare and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki. He is a member of the Council of the Japanese Neuro-Ophthalmology Society. He received his MD (1980) and PhD (1991) from School of Medicine, Kumamoto University.
After receiving his residential training in Ophthalmology in Kumamoto University Hospital (1980–1982), Dr. Ozaki worked as a fellow in Institute of Clinical Ophthalmology in Kiryu, Japan (1982-1983). In 1983, he was assigned as a research associate of Kumamoto University Hospital. He then was appointed as a Junior Assistant Professor of Kumamoto University Hospital (1985-1991), and as a Senior Assistant Professor of Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki (1991-1993), and served as chief in Neuro-Ophthalmology and Glaucoma. In 1993, he founded Ozaki Eye Hospital in Hyuga, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan.
He started to serve as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki in 1994, and has been involving in research work, clinical practice and education. He also has been teaching students in Kyushu Health Welfare University since 1999 as a lecturer.
Dr. Ozaki’s research works on glaucoma have been published in international academic journals such as Nature Genetics, Nature Communications, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Journal of Glaucoma, Graefe’s Archives for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, and PLoS Genetics.