Functional Integrative Ophthalmology

What is Functional Integrative Ophthalmology?

Functional Medicine is a systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. Each symptom or differential diagnosis may be one of many contributing to an individual’s illness.

Diagnosis can be the result of more than one underlaying causative factor. For example, different eye diseases can be caused by a variety of factors, including inflammation, impaired blood flow, oxidative stress, metabolic-hormonal imbalances, immune system dysfunction, autonomic nervous system dysregulation and impaired detoxification pathways.

Likewise, a cause such as inflammation may lead to a number of different ophthalmic diagnoses, including RP, AMD, Dry Eye, Light Sensitivity.

The expression of each ophthalmic disease process depends on a host of factors including the individual’s genes, environment, and lifestyle, and only treatments that address the right cause will have lasting benefit beyond symptom suppression.

How Functional Integrative Ophthalmology Can help

Functional Ophthalmology is an emerging branch of Functional Medicine pioneered by Dr. Rosenfarb. Using both Traditional Chinese Medical diagnostic methods and Functional Medical testing, we can get a level of extreme accuracy for the underlying causes of disease that is above and beyond conventional diagnostic and understanding.
Some of the tests that Dr. Rosenfarb may use to determine the specific underlying causes of your eye condition include: