Treatment for macular disease
We can expect hindering VEGF(vascular endothelial cell growth factor) by injecting medicine in your eye. It will finish in a few minutes so patients have little stress on their body and mental.
Anti–vascular endothelial growth factor therapy, also known as anti-VEGF therapy or anti-VEGF medication, is the use of medications that block vascular endothelial growth factor. This is done in the treatment of certain cancers and in age-related macular degeneration. They can involve monoclonal antibodies such as bevacizumab, antibody derivatives such as ranibizumab, or aflibercept.
What VEGF is…
It’s a matter which can be a biggest factor worsen Macular Degeneration. Newborn blood vessels grow from existing vessels. These newborn blood vessels are weak and easily broken, therefore, can be a cause of lesion like bleeding or edema.
After injecting visudyne, irradiate laser beam to lesioned point on retina.
There is a possibility of preventing Macular Degeneration by taking nutrition like vitamin C, vitamin E or zinc.
About special care for disease of macula
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Disease of macula rerated to your eyesight and effect to your life. We can help examine about age-rerated macular degeneration and central serous chorioretinopathy. We use optical coherence tomography (OCT) to measure retina. You can reserve any time.
We have operation on Monday and it’s difficult to reserve for 11:30~17:00.
If you want to have an operation, I hope you reserve the special care for disease of macula.
Special page for age-related macular disease treatment
High-Cost Medical Expense Benefit (Eligibility Certificate for Ceiling-Amount Application)
If you are under 70 years of age and you apply for a high-cost medical expense benefit from your health insurance provider beforehand, your monthly payment at the cashier’s desk will be no more than a specified amount. If you have already paid without presenting an “Eligibility Certificate for Ceiling-Amount Application” or an “Eligibility Certificate for Ceiling-Amount Application and Reduction of the Standard Amount of Patient Liability”, you can claim a refund from your insurance provider. Coverage under this system is, however, limited to the insurance benefits of your medical expenses. Please note that extra charges for rooms, hospital gowns, and meals, etc. are not covered. In addition, this system is not applicable if your medical expenses do not exceed the limit of patient liability. We recommend that you apply for this system if you will be admitted for a long period of time or if your medical expenses are expected to be high. （Procedures）You must obtain an “Eligibility Certificate for Ceiling-Amount Application” or an “Eligibility Certificate for Ceiling-Amount Application and Reduction of the Standard Amount of Patient Liability” by applying through your health insurance provider beforehand. Please present this certificate at the reception desk, and your monthly payment will be no more than a specified amount. If you delay presenting the certificate, you may not be covered by this system. If you have any questions about the necessary procedures for applying and what happens if you transfer to another hospital, please ask your health insurance provider.
(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 4000
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