Age-related macular degeneration

What’s Age-related macular degeneration?

It’s one of the reasons of becoming blind among elderly people, and caused by the change of the macular with aging. Its type is divided to “atrophic” or “exudative” if there is the neovascularization or not.
Because the symptom tends to be seen with the elderly, it is thought that the reason is aging, however, not all about the disease has revealed yet, so there have been plenty of researches at this moment.

Main subjective symptoms

·Distorted vision
·Lack of the central vision
·Deterioration of the eyesight

Macular Degeneration

How to examine

Funduscopy

Dilating your pupils, the doctor observes deep inside of your eye. Once the eyedrop is put, the effect lasts about half of a day. There will be some side effect that you have difficulty of focusing on short distance, and may feel too much brightness of the light. Therefore please refrain from driving car/bicycle after the examination.

Fluorescein fundus angiography

With this examination, fluorescent is sent and in your blood vessel and shows the condition of your blood flow so that the fundus can be observed in detail.

Amsler chart

Using a chart with grid pattern, this examination would roughly check the lack of the visual field.

Optical Coherence Tomography

This is an inspection machine using near infrared ray, which can observe the cross section of the retina. It can diagnose some diseases of retina, especially around macular precisely and immediately.

Treatment

We can perform anti VEGF treatment for exudative macular degeneration

How to prevent the disease

Wear sunglasses;

To prevent your eye from soaking in the visible ray directly. (E.g.: When you play golf)

Refrain from smoking;

To suppress the shrink of the blood vessel and improve the bloodstream.

Don’t eat or drink too much and do some sports properly;

To prevent from being the hypertension.

Take good sleep;

To rest and recover your eye.

Have the meals with good nutritional balance;

To remove reactive oxygen, eat some foods which contains vitamin C/E and β-carotene. (e.g.: vegetables fruits, beans, nuts, sunflower oil and so on)

Consume zinc;

It is contained in seafood and oyster.

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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Contact us

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.