We will open our clinic all days through Bon Holidays.
Doctor’s schedule

Cataract surgery

The only way to cure cataract is surgery.

We use phacoemulsification and aspiration procedure. The operation wound is extremely small (2-3mm). We do this surgery with anesthetic eye drop. The operation time will be within 15 minutes and doesn't need hospitalization.
※With the cost about 39,900 ~ 42,000 yen(If you join the health insurance program)

You can see clearly after surgery and return to your daily life smoothly. If you have no diseases except for the lens, this surgery can improve your visual acuity.

Please feel free to contact us to get an appointment.

This surgery is performed at Shinjuku Higashiguchi Eye Clinic, but you can see the surgeon also at this clinic and consult him about cataract on Saturday and Sunday(3 times a month).

Flow of cataract surgery

We mainly provide Phacoemulsification.
This measure preserves capsular bag and removes only the contents of the crystalline lens.

We do this surgery only at Shinjuku Higashiguchi Eye Clinic, but the surgeon examines also at this clinc and you can consult him about cataract.

  • An anesthetic eyerop will be used to keep you from feeling pain.

  • The doctor will make a 2-3mm long incision in the sclerocornea or cornea.

  • Then make a circular cut in the anterior lens capsule.

  • Ultrasound probe will be used to break up the lens into tiny pieces, and the pieces will be suctioned out.

  • An artificial lens will be implanted.

    ■Types of intraocular lenses

    (1)Monofocal lens / Astigmatism correction lens (Insurance coverage)

    (2)Multifocal lens

    After the surgery, your eyes will loose the ability to focus by itself. You will need a glasses for short distance if you choose an intraocular lens with long distance, or glasses for long distance if you choose the lens with short distance.
    Multifocal lens do not always make your vision as clear as you were young, so there is a possibility that you need a glassses. Discuss with the doctor to determine what's best for you.

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

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.



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Doctor career

Director:Yoshiko Hori

(Registered Recipient of a Diploma of Ophthalmology 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 Thesis

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

Doctor:Yasuhiro Shinkawa

(Registered Recipient of a Diploma of Ophthalmology)


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

We have 5 full-time service orthoptist, 3 part-time orthoptists, 1full-time nurse and 3 part-time nurses in our clinic.
Another several ophthalmologists are working here.