Retinal Detachment

A retinal detachment is painless. People usually see an increase in small, floating objects (floaters) or many flashes of bright light that last less than a second. Peripheral vision is typically lost first, and vision loss spreads as the detachment progresses. The loss of vision resembles a curtain or veil falling across the line of sight. If the macula becomes detached, vision rapidly deteriorates, and everything becomes blurred.
After applying eyedrops to dilate the pupil, doctors examine the retina using an ophthalmoscope and can usually see a detachment. If the detachment is not visible, an ultrasound scan of the eye can reveal it.


Most retinal detachments can be repaired. The surgeon seals the tears with laser surgery or freezing therapy (cryopexy). Then the surgeon draws the retina and the eye wall together either by placing a band around the eye (a scleral buckle) or by removing the vitreous jelly behind the lens and in front of the retina with surgery called a vitrectomy. A gas bubble is often used to hold the retina is place.

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


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






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Doctor career

Director:Yasuhiro Shinkawa

(A board-certified ophthalmologist)


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


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


The good thing of the eye clinic is that the patients, who have a vision problem are able to see things clearly and express directly how great ''I CAN SEE THINGS''is. The eye clinic is the place where both the patients and the staff members are pleased and share such feeling together.
The moment I feel the most delightful is when I can share the pleasure with the patients and the staff members. And this is what I live for. I'm trying to work on each work with the precious experience I've ever had.
Thank you very much.


Doctor: Hiromi Namikawa

(A board-certified ophthalmologist)


Japan Ophthalmological Society


2003 Graduate-Medical Department St. Marianna University
2005 Shinkawabashi Hospital
2009 Medical Department St. Marianna University
2013 Shinjuku-Higashiguchi Eye Clinic

Main Research Presentations

"Axonal protection by brain-derived neurotropic factor associated with CREB phosphorylation in tumor necrosis factor-alpha-inducted optic nerve degeneration."

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.