Functional Integrative Ophthalmology
What is Functional Integrative Ophthalmology?
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.