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Epiretinal macular membrane

Epiretinal macular membrane

Retina is a very thin layer of tissue on the back of the eyeball and sends information to the brain. At the centre of it there is the macular which is a special part of retina and used for recognizing complex shapes. Epiretinal macular membrane is the disease that a thin sheet of fibrous tissue is formed on the surface macular.

What causes the epiretinal macular membrane?

This disease mostly happens because of vitreous (the jelly inside of the eye) detachment from the retina, and this commonly happens among the people whose age of 40-60.
Also, it’s sometimes caused by after eye surgery or inflammation inside of the eye.


How to examine

Firstly, the vision check and the examination using amsler chart would be done and then we observe the retina precisely by Optical Coherence Tomography.
To check the back of the eye, we use eyedrop dilating your pupils. After applying the eye drop your eyesight would be blurred and you may have too much brightness for 5-6 hours. (The effect can differ depends on individuals)

Treatment to an epiretinal macular membrane

Eyedrops or glasses are not effective for the disease. If the symptoms are serious, it will be treated by the operation (removing the vitreous from the inside).


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.