Allergic Conjunctives

Allergic conjunctivitis can be caused by an allergy, such as an allergy to pollen (hay fever), house dust mites or cosmetics. 

There are four types of allergic conjunctivitis: 
seasonal allergic conjunctivitis - this affects both of your eyes and people often get it at the same time as hay fever 

perennial allergic conjunctivitis - people with this type of allergic conjunctivitis have symptoms every day throughout the year in both eyes, often on waking each morning 

contact dermatoconjunctivitis - this type of conjunctivitis can irritate your eyelids and it occurs most often in people who use eye drops 

giant papillary conjunctivitis - this is common in people who use soft contact lenses, although it can also occur in people using hard contact lenses and after eye surgery 

You might develop allergic conjunctivitis if you're allergic to plant pollens that are released into the air at around the same time each year. This is called seasonal allergic conjunctivitis or hay fever conjunctivitis. 
Perennial (all year round) allergic conjunctivitis can be caused by house dust mites or animal fur. 
Eye drops, cosmetics, and other chemicals can also cause allergic conjunctivitis - eye drops are the most common cause. 
You can get a form of allergic conjunctivitis called giant papillary conjunctivitis if you use contact lenses, or after eye surgery. 

Self-Help 
If you have allergic conjunctivitis, try to keep away from whatever is causing the allergy. 
For example if you're allergic to a cosmetic, don't use it again and try an alternative product (wait until your symptoms have gone before you try the new product). 
It may be more difficult if you're allergic to pollen, but keeping windows and doors closed on days when the pollen count is very high may help to reduce your symptoms. 
A cool compress (a facecloth soaked in cold water) may help to soothe your eyes. 


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Weekday,Saturday

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

Sunday,Holiday

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

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Weekday,Saturday 19:30
Sunday,Holiday 18:30

Access

Our clinic is on the right side of "LABI (Yamada Denki)".
The clinic is on the fifth floor of the building which "Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ" is on the first floor.

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

It's a 1-minute walk from Ikebukuro station east exit.

TEL:03-3981-6363

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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 Presentations

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


 

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: Entered 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


 

Doctor: Hiromi Namikawa

(A board-certified ophthalmologist)

Memberships

Japanese Ophthalmological Society
Japan Ophtalmologists Association

Career

2003: Graduate-Medical Department St. Marianna University 
2005: Synthesis Shinkawabashi Hospital
2009: Medical Department St. Marianna University
2013: Ikebukuro Sunshine Street Eye Clinic

Main Research Presentations

"Axonal protection by brain-derived neurotropic factor associated with CREB phosphorylation in tumor necrosis factor-alpha-inducted optic nerve degeneration."(maiden name Fujino)


 

Doctor:Tetsuya Kawakita

(A board-certified ophthalmologist)

Career

1995: Graduate-Medical Department of Kanazawa University
1995~1998: Student at Ocular Surface Center
2011~: Ikebukuro Sunshine Street Eye Clinic

3 orthoptists(full time) and a nurse(part-time).