Cataract Surgery

How Exactly is Cataract Treated?

Cataract is the clouding of the natural lens of the eye. Although there are many causes of cataract, the most common is due to aging. Symptoms of cataract include blurry cloudy vision, glare, halo, frequent change in eyeglasses and if a severe loss of vision.

The only definitive treatment of cataract is through a surgery called phacoemulsification. During phacoemulsification, ultrasound waves are used to break up the cataract into small pieces which are then vacuumed out. An intraocular lens (IOL) is then inserted replacing the old lens, improving the vision.

Cataract Surgery with a Nurse and Doctor

Here at Shinagawa, we have Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS). In traditional Cataract Surgery, it is the surgeon who will divide the cataract into smaller pieces that can be later vacuumed out but in FLACS, this is done by the advanced laser machine producing better outcomes and increasing the safety of the cataract surgery.

How Exactly is Cataract Treated?

Once the natural lens is removed, an IOL must be placed. There are 3 main types of IOL (Monofocal, Multifocal, and Toric). The choice of IOL will be tailored to you depending on your visual needs and this will be discussed with you by your doctor.


Comparison of Normal Lens and Lens clouded by Cataract

A comprehensive eye screening will allow the doctor to determine which lens will be the best fit for a particular patient. The examinations will also indicate whether a patient is eligible for the surgery or not.

Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure so patients will go home right after surgery. The procedure takes less than 1 hour and only one (1) eye is done at a time. Patients will be given protective eyewear and drops after the surgery.

Representation of Before and After Cataract Surgery

Vision will improve over the first few days while complete healing is expected around 1 to 2 months. Regular check-ups will also be scheduled by the doctor during the entire healing process.

Having problems with cataract or do you know some that are? Shinagawa is here to solve the problem and help fight off cataract for a regained vision.

For more information on how you can seek help for cataract, contact our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517

What Color of Braces Should You Wear?

What Color of Braces Should You Wear?

Wearing braces isn’t just all about the benefits that they give your teeth, it is likewise about style as well.

You can actually be hip by choosing a cool and fitting color for your braces. Get noticed and be a stand out as you can wear your braces with a colorful twist.

Some people actually start off with something quite low key before eventually getting more adventurous in terms of color.

Rubber Colors for Braces

For a start, here are some nice color ideas you might want to consider for your braces:

  • Complement your eye color
  • Match the clothing colors you like to wear
  • Choose bright colors in summer and cool blues on rainy days
  • Specific colors for certain occasions such as Christmas and Halloween seasons

You could also take a more scientific approach to finding the best color of braces for you. Different colors and shades look good against different skin tones, so you could pick some good braces colors that way instead.

It’s a matter of mixing and matching. It’s a matter of wearing the color that embodies your identity and personality.
Find out which specific braces best fits you and your teeth. Shinagawa’s dentists are in the know of what your teeth needs.

To book your free dental appointment, call our Patient Care Lines (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517

Ways to Disguise a Bad Hair Day

Ways to Disguise a Bad Hair Day

We all experience a bad hair day every now and then and it’s natural. It’s like waking up on the wrong side of the bed. But for some, having a bad or depreciated hair is extensive and normal.
Who would want an unpresentable hair? Of course, no one. Here are some helpful ways to conceal a bad hair day:

Wax or Hair Gel

1. Use wax or gel – Works for both gents and ladies, using gel while shaping your hair whichever way you want is a convenient and easy way to turn your bad hair day around. In a snap, your hair will glow with a hip style as well.

Ways to Disguise a Bad Hair Day 1

2. Braid it – For the ladies, this is one of the quickest and most common ways of offsetting a bad hair day. Think about it, you just put a little effort into braiding your hair and it should be all good in an instant. You can’t go wrong with that.

Ways to Disguise a Bad Hair Day 2

3. Wear a hat – Like braiding and using gel, wearing a hat is an instant solution to resolve a bad hair day or a thinning hair as well. This also works wonders for elders who would want to hide their thinned hair. Aside from being fashionable, putting a hat on instantly hides the majority of our hair without trying too hard.

Ways to Disguise a Bad Hair Day 3

4. Choose a haircut to match your styling preferences – This is more of a preventive measure. By choosing the proper and fit haircut and style for you, chances of having a bad hair day are limited since whichever way your hair goes, it will go back naturally to the haircut style you have.

While those are temporary solutions for a bad or thinning hair, there’s actually a treatment to solve your hair woes for good.

Ways to Disguise a Bad Hair Day 4

Shinagawa offers the best hair treatments including PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy for Hair Loss. This treatment stimulates both the stem cells and other cells in the microenvironment of the hair follicle, which causes inactive hair follicles to grow. Aside from promoting hair growth, it also strengthens hair follicles. People with receding hairlines, thinning hair, bald spot and alopecia can benefit from this effective hair therapy.

To know more and save your hair, visit

For appointment:
Patient Care Line (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517

Making Your Deep Bite Right

Making Your Deep Bite Right

It eventually becomes a headache once deep bite interferes with the daily usage of the teeth and mouth aside from having an impact on overall facial aesthetics.
Malocclusion, an alternative term for a deep bite, should be prioritized as it is a misalignment problem that can ultimately lead to serious complications in your oral health. Worse, it can even lead to loss of the front teeth.

A deep overbite is certainly detrimental to the jaw joints as it causes positioning problems. In this case, the upper front teeth almost completely shadow and overlap the lower front teeth.
Hence, this should not be taken for granted.

Having a crowded tooth is not exactly the most comfortable thing to have but make no mistake about it, it can surely be fixed.
Not only will it improve the functionality of your teeth and mouth, correcting deep bite misalignment is also bound to maintain your teeth and keep them healthy.

Moloccusion and Normal Occlusion Comparison

Treatments for a Deep bite

The typical treatment for deep bite usually involves a disciplined approach requisite orthodontics and restorative dentistry. Through the advancement of the modern orthodontic treatment, an improperly aligned bite can be corrected by penetrating your front teeth or erupting your back teeth. Either way, it will get the job done.

Among the different types of orthodontics offered at advanced dentistry to serve as deep bite treatment are Conventional (labial) Braces, Hidden (Lingual) Braces, and Invisalign.
With this, you can have multiple effective options to weigh.

If you happen to have a deep bite, make sure to address it accordingly. Let us give you a helping hand.

Our dentists at Shinagawa can make the best recommendations specific to the needs of your teeth, further, they ensure your oral health as well through treatments and procedures.

To book your free dental appointment, call our Patient Care Lines (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517