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Aki Kawasaki

Short CV

  • American board-certified neurologist (Indiana University)
  • Clinical and research neuro-ophthalmology fellowship (Indiana University, Midwest Eye Insitute, University of Iowa)
  • Reviewer for multiple international journals
  • Author of  book , various book chapters, clinical and research papers
  • Regular course instructor at AAO and AAN


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Scientifc Interest

  • Clinical pupillary disorders
  • Pupil light reflex as a marker of neuroretinal integrity
  • Pupil response to selective wavelength as marker of photoreceptor input


  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
  • European Vision and Eye Research
Aki Kawasaki
Aki Kawasaki

Research Group

Aki Kawasaki

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Key Publications

  1. Kardon R, Anderson SC, Damarjian TG, Grace EM, Stone E, Kawasaki A.
    Chromatic pupillometry in patients with retinitis pigmentosa.
    Ophthalmology Sep 22. [Epub ahead of print] 2010.
  2. Sundaram SV, Purvin VA, Kawasaki A.
    Recurrent idiopathic neuroretinitis: Natural history and effect of treatment.
    Clin Exp Ophthalmol 38:591-6, 2010
  3. Kawasaki A, Miller NR, Kardon RH.
    Pupillographic features of a relative afferent pupillary defect associated with a midbrain lesion.
    Ophthalmology 117 (1): 175-179, 2010.
  4. Kardon R, Anderson SC, Damarjian TG, Grace EM, Stone E, Kawasaki A.
    Chromatic pupil responses: preferential activation of the melanopsin-mediated versus outer photoreceptor-mediated pupil light reflex.
    Ophthalmology 116 (8): 1564-73, 2009.
  5. Kaeser PF, Kawasaki A.
    Disorders of pupillary structure and function.  
    Neurol Clinics 28 (3):657-677, 2010 .
  6. Kawasaki A, Purvin V.
    Giant cell arteritis. An updated review.
    Acta Ophthalmol Scand. 87(1): 13-32, 2009.
  7. Kawasaki A, Purvin V.
    Idiopathic chiasmal neuritis: Clinical features and prognosis.
    Arch Ophthalmol 127, 76-81, 2009.
  8. Kawasaki A, Kardon RH.
    Intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells.
    J Neuro-ophthalmology 27: 195-2004, 2007
  9. Crippa S, Borruat FX, Kawasaki A.
    Pupillary dilation lag is intermittently present in patients with a stable oculosympathetic defect (Horner syndrome). 
    Am J Ophthalmol 143; 712-715, 2007
  10. Kardon RH, Kawasaki A , Miller NR.
    The origin of the relative afferent pupillary defect in optic tract lesions.
    Ophthalmology 113; 1345-1353, 2006 .

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