What is Central Serous Chorioretinopathy

Patients may also notice that the area around their central vision starts to darken, becomes blurry, distortion or objects appearing smaller than they are.



How to examine

1.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.

2.Fluorescein angiography

It’s a test in which a dye is injected into a vein in your arm. The dye travels throughout the body, including your eyes. Your doctor takes photographs of your eye as the dye passes through the retinal blood vessels.

3.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.

Treatment

Although this disease usually gets better by its own, sometimes your vision would not fully recover, or it may re-occur by leaving the macula swollen. Therefore, it is recommended to get a follow-up observation by an ophthalmologist. Generally, you will take medication such as anti-inflammatory drugs and vitamins to heal the swollen macula. If medication does not work, there is a laser photocoagulation surgery to cauterize the damaged retinal pigment epithelium. It is possible to get a laser photocoagulation surgery at Shinjuku-Higashiguchi Eye Clinic.

1.Explanation of Medication that are Commonly Used for CSR

Product Name Active Ingredient Effects
Carnaculine Tablets

Kallidinogenase It dilates the peripheral blood vessels by releasing kinin in order to improve blood flow and circulatory disorder. It is usually used for the improvement of hypertension, Meniere’s disease, thromboangiitis obliterans, menopausal disorder, and for the improvement of symptoms of circulatory disorder in the retina.
Transamin Tablets

Tranexamic acid This medicine exhibits anti-hemorrhagic/anti-allergic/anti-inflammatory effects by suppressing the activity of plasmin engaged in various bleeding symptoms. It is usually used to treat symptoms as following: bleeding tendency considered to be due to systemic hyperfibrinolysis, abnormal bleeding considered to be due to local hyperfibrinolysis, erythema/swelling/itch observed in eczema/hives/drug rash/toxicoderma, sore throat/redness/congestion/swelling observed in tonsillitis/pharyngolaryngitis, pain inside the mouth in stomatitis, aphtha in oral mucous membrane.

2.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.

 

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.