Dry eyes


Dry eyes is a chronic disease on tears and mucus that is caused by several factors. If you have dry eyes, your eyes may sting or burn, and visual performance also can be affected.

According to a study, life environment causes dry eyes symptoms. 30% of office workers and 40% of contact lens users are suspected case of the disease.

Dry eyes are caused by a lack of adequate tears. The several main causes are following;

  • Aging
  • Certain medical conditions,
    (Including Allergic conjunctivitis, conjunctivo chalasis, Sjogren's syndrome,
    Stevens-Johnson syndrome)
  • Certain medications
    (Including Drugs for high blood pressure and tranquilizers.)
  • Laser eye surgery, though symptoms of dry eyes related to this procedure are usually temporary
  • Tear gland damage from inflammation.


Signs and symptoms, which usually affect both eyes, may include:

  • Dryness
  • Inflammations
  • Pain
  • Sensitivity to light or air
  • Tear gland damage from inflammation.

However if you have watery eyes or corneal epithelial disorder, you'll experience , conjunctivo chalasis or blur vision because of your eye cannot spred enough tears to the surface of corne. Moreover, contact lens users are likely to be suspected case of the disease. In order to prevent dry eyes syndrome, periodic medical check is recommended.


Office hours




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


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



Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, 170-0013



・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




Doctor career

Director:Yoshiko Hori

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


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


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)


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)


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


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


Doctor: Hiromi Namikawa

(A board-certified ophthalmologist)


Japanese Ophthalmological Society
Japan Ophtalmologists Association


2003: Graduate-Medical Department St. Marianna University 
2005: 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)

We have 1 full-time service orthoptist, 3 part-time orthoptists, 1 full-time nurse and 1 part-time nurses in our clinic.