Makoto Araie, MD., Ph.D. is now Director of Kanto Central Hospital of the Mutual Aid Association of Public School Teachers in Japan, Visiting Professor, Institute of Medical Science, Tokyo Medical University and Professor Emeritus, the University of Tokyo.
Dr. Araie is a global leading expert in ophthalmology, especially in the field of glaucoma, He has held many positions with key responsibilities including President of World Glaucoma Association (2010-11), President of Asia-Oceanic Glaucoma Society (2007-2013 ), President of Japanese Ophthalmological Society (2007-08), President of Japan Glaucoma Society (2006-2014), Membership Committee Chair of Glaucoma Research Society (2012-2016), Board of Governor Member of World Glaucoma Association (2003-2015), Council Member of Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (2006- ), Vice-president of Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (2011-2014), and president of Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society (2014-1016). He has also chaired several internationally prestigious ophthalmological meetings such as the 4th World Glaucoma Congress (2011, Paris), the 13th biennial meeting of Glaucoma Research Society (2010, Kyoto), and the 29th Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress 2014 combined with the 34thWorld Ophthalmology Congress 2014 (Tokyo) and served as Editorial Board Member of international peer-reviewed Journal including American Journal of Ophthalmology, Journal of Glaucoma, Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology, International Glaucoma Review, and Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Araie’s academic interest is in the field of glaucoma, especially epidemiology, normal tension glaucoma, ocular pharmacology, ocular blood flow and corneal endothelium physiology, and he has published approximately 450 original papers in international peer-reviewed journals. He has been recognized for his works with Alcon Research institute’s Award (1993), The Japanese Ophthalmological Society Council Award (1999), The Japanese Ophthalmological Society Award (2010), Jose Rizal Medal of Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (2012), World Glaucoma Association Founder’s Award (2013), Asia-Pacific Award (2014) of Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society and International Scholar Award of American Glaucoma Society (2017).