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glaucoma

Treatment Options for glaucoma

The damage caused by glaucoma can’t be reversed. But treatment and regular checkups can help slow or prevent vision loss, especially in you catch the disease in its early stage.
The goal of glaucoma treatment is to lower pressure in your eye (intraocular pressure). Depending on your situation, your options may include eyedrops, laser treatment or surgery.

Medications

Eyedrops for glaucoma can help decrease eye pressure by improving how fluid drains from your eye or by decreasing the amount of fluid your eye makes.
Prescription eyedrop medications include:

Prostaglandin

Xalatan

Lumigan

Sympathetic blocking agent

Timoptol

α2 receptor stimulants

Alphagan

carbonic anhydrase inhibitor

Trusopt

Azopt

Laser therapy

Laser trabeculoplasty is an option for people with open-angle glaucoma.
To increase outflow of internal eye fluid, your doctor performs laser trabeculoplasty with a laser that creates tiny holes in the filtration angle of the eye, where the cornea and iris meet.

SLT (Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty)

SLT (Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty)

This treatment improves the flow and reduces intraocular pressure by using a laser onto the pigment cells that block the drain of aqueous humor.
It is effective for open-angle glaucoma, and can lower the eye pressure by about 25%.*1

The effect of this treatment dicreases in several years, but it can be performed repeatedly again.

It can be done on a day, and it is considered for those who tend to forget or feel troublesome to apply eye drops, and who have difficulty in eye drop treatment due to side effects of medicines.


*1 H Domack, V Schmidt.(2007, March 22) Pressure reduction after selective laser trabeculoplasty with two different laser systems and after argon laser trabeculoplasty–a controlled prospective clinical trial on 284 eyes. Retrieved from https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17385117/#affiliation-1

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 4000

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


 

Doctor:Fumiyo Hasegawa

(A board-certified ophthalmologist)

Memberships

Japan Ophthalmological Society
Japan Ophthalmologists Associasion
Japanese Association for Strabismus and Amblyopia(JASA)

Career

1992 Graduate- Medical Department of Teikyo Univercity
2002 The head ophthalmologist at International Catholic Hospital
2020 Shinjuku-Higashiguchi Eye Clinic


 
We have 5 full-time service orthoptist, 3 part-time orthoptists, 1 full-time nurse and 3 part-time nurses in our clinic.
Another several ophthalmologists are working here.