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.

Symptoms

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

Weekday

11:30-13:45/15:00-19:30

Saturday

11:00-13:45/15:00-19:00

Sunday,Holiday

11:00-18:00
(no lunchtime.)

Closed

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

Location

9th floor of Hulic Shinjuku Building,3-25-1, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0022

TEL:03-5363-0507

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shinjuku@tokyomidori.jp

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Doctor career

Director:Yasuhiro Shinkawa

(A board-certified ophthalmologist)

Memberships

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

Certification of Completion

Course of Ophthalmic PDT Study Group
Number of cataract surgery up to the present:About 3000

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 Shinjuku-Higashiguchi 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, 5 part-time orthoptists, 1 full-time nurse and 3 part-time nurses in our clinic.
Another several ophthalmologists are working here.