Prof. Annabelle A. Okada

Prof. Annabelle A. Okada

Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of the Ocular Inflammation Service and the Macular Disease Service (Kyorin University School of Medicine), Japan

Annabelle A. Okada is Professor of Ophthalmology at the Kyorin University School of Medicine in Tokyo, Japan, where she serves as Director of both the Ocular Inflammation Service and the Macular Disease Service. After graduating from Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, she completed an ophthalmology residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School; a uveitis fellowship at Tokyo Medical University (where she also obtained a doctorate in medical science); and a vitreoretinal fellowship at Osaka University.

Professor Okada is a member of numerous national and international ophthalmology societies and serves on the editorial boards of Ocular Immunology and Inflammation and the Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology, as well as the Japanese-language journal Atarashii Ganka. She has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles and more than 40 textbook chapters, and is co-author on 4 textbooks.

Professor Okada’s research interests center on pharmaceutical treatments of ocular inflammation and exudative macular diseases. She is involved in several multicenter clinical trials and global research initiatives, and contributes to basic science research into the pathogenesis and development of new treatments for uveitis.