Professor Masaru Inatani is the Chairman at the Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Fukui, Japan; a trustee of the Japan Glaucoma Society. After Graduating from Kyoto University and completing residency in Kyoto University Hospital, he was awarded a PhD from Kyoto University Graduate School. He investigated for basic research about optic nerve guidance at the Burnham Institute in San Diego, USA from 2001 to 2003. After the lecturer at Kumamoto University, he has been the Chairman at University of Fukui since 2011.
His research Interests: Surgical outcome of glaucoma surgery and molecular mechanism for glaucoma optic neuropathy. His special honors were Award of Japan National Society for the Prevention of Blindness (2004); Imai Memorial Award (2004); Mishima Memorial Award (2006); Rohto Award (2008); Nakajima Award in APAO (2009); Suda Memorial Award (2009); Trustee Award of Japanese Ophthalmological Society (2009); Medical Research Award of the Japan Medical Association (2009); Pfizer World Glaucoma Association Research Recognition Award 2011; Santen Founder Memorial Ophthalmology Medical Research Award (2012); Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award (2017).