Retinal Detachment

Retinal detachment describes an emergency in which a thin layer of tissue (the retina) at the back of the eye pulls away from its normal position.

Retinal Detachment

Cause

Aging

As you age, the gel-like material that fills the inside of your eye, known as the vitreous, may change in consistency and shrink or become more liquid.

Previous severe eye injury

Diabetes

The prolonged levels of high blood sugar damage the small blood vessels within the retina. This may cause hemorrhages, exudates and even swelling of the retina.

Symptoms

Retinal detachment itself is painless. But warning signs almost always appear before it occurs or has advanced, such as:
・The sudden appearance of many floaters — tiny specks that seem to drift through your field of vision
・Flashes of light in one or both eyes
・Blurred vision
・Gradually reduced side (peripheral) vision
・A curtain-like shadow over your visual field

muscae volitantes light flashes poor vision
A curtain-like shadow over your visual field

Testing

Funduscopic Examination

This is an examination to check the condition of your retina. We put eye drops that dilate your pupils and observe the retina and optic nerve to check if there aren’t any diseases.

Optical coherence tomography (OCT)

It also helps your doctor look at the retina. A machine scans the back of the eye and provides detailed three-dimensional pictures of the retina. This helps measure retinal thickness and find swelling of the retina.

A curtain-like shadow over your visual field

Treatment

Laser coagulation

Laser coagulation uses the heat from a laser to seal or destroy abnormal, leaking blood vessels in the retina. Laser coagulation may be used to prevent further progression of retinopathy.

Surgery

If your retina has detached, you’ll need surgery to repair it, preferably within days of a diagnosis. The type of surgery your surgeon recommends will depend on several factors, including how severe the detachment is.

After surgery your vision may take several months to improve. Some people never recover all their lost vision.

We will write a referral letter and refer you to another hospital, if you need.

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Office hours

Weekday,Saturday

11:30-13:45/15:00-19:30

Sunday,Holiday

11:30-18:30(no lunchtime.)

Closed

Our clinic is closed on 12/31, 1/1, 1/2, 1/3.

 

Location

1-5-6,
Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, 170-0013

TEL:03-3981-6363
TEL: +81-3-3981-6363

 

・1-minute walk from Ikebukuro station east exit.

・Our clinic is on the right side of “LABI (Yamada Denki)”.
The clinic is on the fifth floor of the building which “Bank of Mitsubishi UFJ” is on the first floor.

 

・Access to our clinic from JR Ikebukuro station east exit
・Access to our clinic by car
・Airport to Ikebukuro

 

 

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Doctor career

Director:Yoshiko Hori

(A board-certified ophthalmologist Ph.D)
English fluent

Memberships

Japanese Ophthalmological Society
Japan Ophtalmologists Association
Japan Cornea Society
Japanese Society of Ophthalmic Surgeons
Japanese Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Career

1986: Graduate-School of Medicine of Iwate Medical University
1990: Post Graduate school of Iwate MedicalUniversity
1991: Iwate prefectural Ofunato hospital
1993: Department of Ophthalmology Iwate Medical University Instructor
1993: Schepens Eye Research Institute of Harvard University
1997: Department of Ophthalmology Tokyo Dental College
1997: Minami-Aoyama Eye Clinic
2008: Ichikawa general hospital Department of Ophthalmology Tokyo Dental College
2010: IkebukuroSunshineStreetEyeClinic(Director since 2010)

Main Research

The three-dimensional organization of collagen fibrils in the human cornea and sclera.(maiden name Komai)

Greeting

It is said that we are gaining 80 percent of the outside information through our eyes. Because we live in the information-intensive society nowadays, we tend to overuse our eyes at any times, and tend to suffer from various kinds of eye troubles.
Therefore, ophthalmological checkup and care has become significant.
If you have any concern about your eye condition, please feel free to consult us.
We will provide careful treatment and will try our best so that you can receive our consultation with full satisfaction.

 

Doctor:Yasuhiro Shinkawa

(A board-certified ophthalmologist)

Memberships

Japan Ophthalmological Society
Japanese Retina and Vitreous Society
Japanese Society of Ophthalmic Surgeons

Career

2001: Graduate-Medical Department of Kumamoto University
2002: Department of Ophthalmology Kyoto University School of medicine
2002: Shimada Municipal Hospital
2008: Japanese Red Cross Society
2010: Kitano Hospital The Tazuke Kofukai Medical Research Institute
2014: Ikebukuro Sunshine Street Eye Clinic

Greeting

The eye clinic is the place where the patients, who have vision problems, can recover their eye function and feel how great ''I CAN SEE THINGS' 'is. When we share something impressive with the patients, we feel the happiest.
We’ll continue seeing the patients sincerely.
Thank you very much.
 
We have 1 full-time service orthoptist, 3 part-time orthoptists, 1 full-time nurse and 1 part-time nurses in our clinic.