Age-related macular degeneration

What’s Age-related macular degeneration?

It’s one of the reasons of becoming blind among elderly people, and caused by the change of the macular with aging. Its type is divided to “atrophic” or “exudative” if there is the neovascularization or not.
Because the symptom tends to be seen with the elderly, it is thought that the reason is aging, however, not all about the disease has revealed yet, so there have been plenty of researches at this moment.

Main subjective symptoms

·Distorted vision
·Lack of the central vision
·Deterioration of the eyesight

Macular Degeneration

How to examine

Funduscopy

Dilating your pupils, the doctor observes deep inside of your eye. Once the eyedrop is put, the effect lasts about half of a day. There will be some side effect that you have difficulty of focusing on short distance, and may feel too much brightness of the light. Therefore please refrain from driving car/bicycle after the examination.

Fluorescein fundus angiography

With this examination, fluorescent is sent and in your blood vessel and shows the condition of your blood flow so that the fundus can be observed in detail.

Amsler chart

Using a chart with grid pattern, this examination would roughly check the lack of the visual field.

Optical Coherence Tomography

This is an inspection machine using near infrared ray, which can observe the cross section of the retina. It can diagnose some diseases of retina, especially around macular precisely and immediately.

Treatment

We can perform anti VEGF treatment for exudative macular degeneration.

How to prevent the disease

Wear sunglasses;

To prevent your eye from soaking in the visible ray directly. (E.g.: When you play golf)

Refrain from smoking;

To suppress the shrink of the blood vessel and improve the bloodstream.

Don’t eat or drink too much and do some sports properly;

To prevent from being the hypertension.

Take good sleep;

To rest and recover your eye.

Have the meals with good nutritional balance;

To remove reactive oxygen, eat some foods which contains vitamin C/E and β-carotene. (e.g.: vegetables fruits, beans, nuts, sunflower oil and so on)

Consume zinc;

It is contained in seafood and oyster.

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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.