Have an Experienced Surgeon for LASIK

Have an Experienced Surgeon for LASIK

Having LASIK is a life-changing experience that’s why it is important for you to have a well-experienced surgeon to do the treatment.

Why is it that important to have an experienced and trusted surgeon for your LASIK?

Choosing a trusted and respected surgeon to perform your LASIK is just as critical as the procedure itself. Of course, if you seek LASIK, you would want to have the smoothest possible procedure with the best possible outcome.

You can only attain that through having a legit and prolific LASIK surgeon that has all the tools to ensure the safety of the procedure and deliver the expected high-quality result for your eyes and vision.

Our ophthalmologists at Shinagawa also give their take on why it is essential to carefully choose where and who to go to for your LASIK.

Dr. Jaime Dinglasan“Choosing an experienced surgeon is important as complications, should any arise, are managed right away. Only experienced surgeons would see and anticipate complications before they arise,” shared Dr. Jaime L. Dinglasan, Jr., M.D., DPBO

Dr. Francis Guerrero

“It’s important for LASIK patients to go to a trusted surgeon that is tested in delivering best results,” said Dr. Francis Albert Guerrero, M.D.

Dr. Albert Dela Cruz

“A well-trained surgeon, armed with the latest in advances eye laser technology, gives the patient the best chance for a lifetime of clear vision,” expressed Dr. Albert “BJ” Dela Cruz, Jr., M.D., DPBO

Doing a background check of your possible doctors and the LASIK center that they operate in is key to finding the best ophthalmologist for you. It is essential for you to check their reputations and accomplishments to give you an idea of what they are capable of.

That way, once you find a LASIK center and its doctors trustworthy enough, then you can stop worrying and instead, be excited about having LASIK as you are bound to have the perfect eyesight that you envisioned.

Finding great online reviews, referrals, and testimonials about certain doctors and LASIK eye centers will help you a lot in your quest.

At Shinagawa, we thrive as the top LASIK center in the country because we have the finest and most-renowned LASIK surgeons in the country that assures all our patients the best results possible.

From celebrities to patients from all walks of life, the astonishing LASIK results delivered by our trusted doctors are undeniable and more than enough reasons to earn your trust.

To ensure that you’re in good hands once you have your LASIK, make sure a Shinagawa surgeon is the one in charge of your eyes.

Have your eyes and your LASIK has taken care of by our most capable eye doctors, contact our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517.

Knowing your Eyes Deeper: Parts & Functions of the Eye

Knowing your Eyes Deeper: Parts & Functions of the Eye

How much do you care about your eyes?

Sometimes we tend to take them for granted when we shouldn’t in the first place. Our eyes give us the gift of vision and the luxury of seeing the beauty of the world and life in our everyday lives.

That’s more than enough reason to care about your eyes enough and know more about them and how they deliver you one of the most important senses in seeing.

The different parts of the eye work together and complement each other provide the vision that you so enjoy and need.

Know the different parts of your eyes and their specific functions. Here are the different parts that are responsible for producing the vision that you enjoy:

  1. Sclera – The white part of the eye that protects the eyeball and surrounds the pupil and iris.
  2. Pupil – The black dot at the center of the eye. It is a hole where the light enters the eye.
  3. Iris – The colored part of the eye that surrounds the pupil. Its main function is to control the volume of light that enters the eye by adjusting the size of the pupil. Through its sphincter muscle, the iris expands or contracts, making the pupil smaller or larger.
  4. Cornea – It is the clear window right at the front of the eye that covers the pupil and iris. The journey of the light actually starts in the cornea as it passes there first. It also helps in focusing light to enable production of a clear image on the retina.
  5. Lens – The lens is right behind the pupil and it focuses light onto the retina located at the back of the eye. It performs the final focusing of the light inside the eye.
  6. Conjunctiva – This clear and protective membrane covers the surface of the eye and the inner eyelids. It is also responsible in keeping the eye in good working order.
  7. Retina – It is the inner lining at the back of the eye. Its different layers of cells work together to detect light and convert it into electrical impulses. The retina is comprised of life-sensitive cells that have the ability to determine, light, dark and color to assemble images. It then translates color into neural information and sends it to the brain for processing.
  8. Optic Nerve – It is a package of neural fibers that are transported from the retina to the brain.

We can’t stress further enough the importance of our eyes as without them, the gift of sight would not be possible. That’s why it is likewise that important for you to know more about your eyes and most especially, take good care of them.

For more information on how you can seek help with your eyes or any problems they may have, contact our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517

CATALYS: Allowing the Most Precise Cataract Surgery

CATALYS: Allowing the Most Precise Cataract Surgery

A surgery is the only treatment for cataract. The cloudy natural lens of the patient is removed and replaced with a clear artificial lens implant which will restore fully the patient’s vision. This must be done in a safe, painless and accurate manner.

In traditional cataract surgery, the surgeon uses hand-held metal instruments to create the incisions, access the cataract, and break up the cataract into smaller pieces which can be vacuumed out through a procedure called phacoemulsification. Even in the hands of the most experienced eye surgeon, sometimes these steps can be challenging.

However, at Shinagawa, we offer Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery (Premium Cataract Surgery) which uses the CATALYS Laser Precision System.

The CATALYS has several advantages over Traditional Cataract Surgery:

  • Accurate incision placement for a better outcome
  • Safer access to the cataract via pre-cut opening
  • Laser softens the cataract, making the removal more efficient and simpler
  • A laser can also address the small amount of astigmatism

The CATALYS Laser Precision System allows for safer, efficient, highly reproducible cataract surgery which leads to better visual outcomes.
The expertise of our experienced surgeons along with the power of the CATALYS have already satisfied patients and enabled them to regain a bright vision.

Alicia Gutierrez, Cataract Patient

“I will forever be grateful and thankful for my successful cataract surgery at Shinagawa. I feel like a newborn with a brand new vision. I now have a bright vision to the point that I can still read even the smallest font size on my cellphone,” expressed jubilant patient Alicia Guttierez, 66. “Their cataract surgery is the best ever! Shinagawa and all its doctors, nurses and staff for making this possible.”

Daisy Mijares, Cataract Patient

70-year-old Daisy Mijares shared his own sentiments: “Finally, Dr. Shinagawa performed the cataract surgery that restored my failing eyesight into an almost 20/20 vision. Now, I can see far and near objects and read prints with perfect clarity. Goodbye, glasses at last! A job very well-done. Here’s one forever grateful patient,” gladly said, Daisy.

For 71-year-old Mercedes Paras, her own journey is both satisfying and sentimental.

Mercedes Paras, Cataract Patient

“This is my happiest trip back to Leyte as I bring with me a bright eyesight after so many years of blurry vision. Big thanks to Shinagawa clinic for my successful cataract surgery. My teary eyes from yesterday are now replaced by tears of joy today!” shared Mercedes.

These are proven and significant reasons for one to opt for the best possible Cataract Surgery available. As we say, don’t settle for less. These are eyes and vision that we’re talking about, two of the most essential parts of our daily lives.

Now in the know of why it should be a priority to have the safest and most precise way to remove the cataract, it is important to have the best options possible. Don’t take unfavorable risks and got for safety and security.

For the safest and most efficient Cataract Surgery, Shinagawa is your way to go. To start your own journey back to a brighter vision, reach us through our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517

Eye With Cataract

Signs and Symptoms of Cataract

Not sure if you or any of your loved ones have a cataract? You should be in the know of the signs and symptoms of having a cataract.

It is important to immediately identify the problem in terms of your eyes and vision to be able to proceed with a corresponding treatment and avoid further damage or complications.

Initially, cataracts start small and slow and only causes a little effect at the start. However, this drastically develops and causes more impact in daily activities upon progressing to another stage.

That’s why early prevention is indeed a must for you to avoid unfortunate circumstances wherein a cataract can cause further damage along the way.

Cataract Diagnosis

Here are some key signs and symptoms to observe to have an idea if you probably have a cataract or not:

  1. Clouded or blurred vision
  2. Increased sensitivity to light and glare
  3. Increased difficulty in vision during night time
  4. Having the need for a brighter light when reading
  5. Constant changes in prescription of eyeglasses and contact lens
  6. Colors turn yellowish more often

If you happen to feel like you have several or most of these symptoms, there might be a good possibility that you have a cataract.

Despite having these signs and symptoms as a guide to know whether one has a cataract or not, it is still best to consult a doctor

Want to know if you have a cataract or not? Shinagawa is here to solve the problem and help you identify it through advanced examinations for your eyes.

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

Kim Domingo on LASIK Surgery

The Power of Schwind Amaris and ULTRA LASIK

Kim Domingo for Ultra LASIK

Two thumbs up. Despite the odds, Actress/Model Kim Domingo was able to get her dream vision, thanks to Shinagawa’s ULTRA LASIK

What can a sophisticated and advanced technology do for LASIK?

A lot. A whole lot.

Shinagawa’s premium ULTRA LASIK procedure utilizes the power of the Schwind Amaris machine.

This advanced machine is designed to deal effectively with extreme cases of astigmatism and to aid the procedure for patients with pupils larger than the normal size. It is proven to produce maximized outcomes in performing LASIK.

With the help of the Schwind Amaris and Femto LDV Ziemer 6, ULTRA LASIK is particularly designed to cater patients that are challenged particularly with ultra-thin corneal flaps and a higher degree of astigmatism. This also has an accurate tracker and adjustable beam level which produce more accurate level to those patients who has lazy eyes.

Among all LASIK services available, the ULTRA LASIK also presents the shortest recovery time for patients as well as the highest resolution possible, 20/10 at most. In a nutshell, a gold standard and an advanced and reliable technology provided by the Schwind Amaris normally produce an excellent result.

Celebrities such as Kim Domingo, Dawn Chang, Justin Cuyugan and Pancho Magno as well as Fashion Designer Pia Perey and Preview Writer/Editor Jae Pickrell had first-hand experiences on how the Schwind Amaris can make a huge difference in terms of LASIK procedure.

For one, Kim had a case of corneal abrasion, caused by the prolonged usage of contact lenses, initially making it difficult for her to undergo LASIK. But with the advancements of ULTRA LASIK and the Schwind Amaris, Shinagawa still carefully managed to give Kim a successful procedure despite the odds.

Through Shinagawa’s our state-of-the-art diagnostic capability, multiple redundant screenings, better clientele treatment and especially our doctors, we can control the outcome better. That’s exactly why Kim enjoys an amazing vision now.

“It was indeed a great ULTRA LASIK experience,” bared Kim, who also had her eye condition treated by ULTRA LASIK in the process. “The ULTRA LASIK surgery was really fast and totally painless! I’ve suffered from having poor vision for a very long time, but now it’s crystal clear—from 375 to 20/20 in just less than 10 minutes!”Ultra LASIK ProcedureAmaris Machine — Schwind

Actor Justin Cuyugan undergoes ULTRA LASIK surgery with ease

Justin and Pancho were likewise saved by abilities of the ULTRA LASIK as they both had bigger than normal pupils, making it difficult for them to be eligible at first.

Both having big pupil and high astigmatism, they needed a more customized treatment for their eyes and ONLY Shinagawa’s ULTRA LASIK can do that function.

“The staff and technology at Shinagawa LASIK are exceptional! They have the most advanced technology in laser vision correction, particularly their ULTRA LASIK. Because of ULTRA LASIK, I see the world clearly now. I can’t remember the last time I saw the world like this,” said Justin of his ULTRA LASIK experience.


Pancho's Eyes Screening

Actor/Model Pancho Magno gets his eyes checked before ULTRA LASIK

“I can confidently say that undergoing ULTRA LASIK at Shinagawa is the best decision I’ve ever made! Before, I couldn’t get through the day without glasses or contact lens. After ULTRA LASIK, my vision was even clearer than it ever was back then. From -4.50 to a 20/12 vision (this is something better than 20/20 for those who don’t know) my eyes are now better than normal! All thanks to Shinagawa and its wonderful ULTRA LASIK,” added Pancho.

For Pia, an International Fashion Designer, her inspiring adventure towards success was anything but normal. It’s a feel-good story of resilience and perseverance.

“I had an accident when I was about four (4) months old. Luckily, I survived a bad fall and got through two (2) surgeries but still, there said that there’s no way I cannot be wearing glasses,” shared Pia. “I’m a fashion designer. I work in a field that requires me to look good. When I go to events, I need to wear contact lenses and I get very irritated. My eyes get very dry and it’s not comfortable.”

Fortunately, there’s a way for to say goodbye to her glasses and contact lenses. ULTRA LASIK is her ultimate savior.

“I had the most life-changing experience when I had ULTRA LASIK surgery at Shinagawa. I was in awe of the results! It made my vision 20/20. It was such an amazing journey for me,” gladly said Pia. “It’s just the most amazing and convenient technology! The downtime is very low and the results are impeccable. It’s unbelievable!”

Even with these special cases, the odds were fought and all of the mentioned personalities are now seeing the world brighter than ever, big thanks to the Schwind Amaris and ULTRA LASIK.


Pancho Holding the Goodbye Eyeglass

Finally, ULTRA LASIK allowed Pancho to say goodbye to his glasses…for good!


The innovative machine and superior LASIK procedure produced nothing but amazing results to this handful of celebrities as well as patients who were in need of the machine’s advancements.

In such cases of special need, Shinagawa’s ULTRA LASIK, featuring the Schwind Amaris, is the key to ensuring that a patient in need of a more advanced procedure will have the best possible and most accurate result.

To assure yourself of the highest quality LASIK, there’s no other way than Shinagawa’s ULTRA LASIK. To start your own journey toward a perfect vision, reach us through our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517