February and March’s schedule

Flow of Anti-VEGF Treatment

Flow of Anti-VEGF Treatment

1Your ophthalmologist will clean your eye to prevent infection. The eye is numbed to reduce pain.

2A small device may be placed on your eye to keep your eyelids out of the way.

3Your ophthalmologist injects the drug through the white part of your eye using a very thin needle.

4The injection only takes a few seconds. You usually do not see the needle itself.

5Your ophthalmologist will decide how many treatments you need. You may need other types of treatment along with anti-VEGF treatment.

Side Effects

Some of the side effects that have been noted in patients receiving this medication include inflammation of the eye and increased intraocular pressure, both of these seen in less than 1 percent of users who utilize anti-VEGF therapy. Patients will typically present with pain within 24 hours of injection but symptoms will generally resolve spontaneously.


In a study aimed at determining how effective anti-VEGF therapy for wet macular degeneration could actually be in a long-term study, participants were asked to continue therapy for 2 years and only come for therapy when new vessels were noted on eye examination. In this study, it was found that patients needed on average 8 visits during the first year but only 5 visits during the second year for anti-VEGF therapy. After 12 months and 24 months respectively, participants retain visual acuity of at least 15 letters in 97.5 and 95 percent of cases respectively.


Anti-VEGF therapy is covered by insurance; for one injection, approximately 40,000~50,000 yen. If you don’t have health insurance, it will cost about 140,000~160,000 yen for one injection.

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

(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

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

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

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.