Individualized medicine is here.
Learn how genetic nutritional analysis enhances patient care
Early stage drusen, dark adaptation issues, cataract formation, glaucoma risk or a family history. From small hemorrhages to vascular occlusion. For the patient interested in "aging gracefully" or wants to be proactive in their health journey. For the patient who says to you at the first diagnosis of a common age-related pathology "what causes this?" and "what can I do?"
Using a combination of genome sequencing, comprehensive symptom survey and their current ocular diagnoses/previous eye exams, Dr. Futch has specialized training to identify possible causes of functional (inflammatory, metabolic, etc) weaknesses in the eyes and the body as a whole. Nitric oxide, homocysteine, iron, copper, radical formation, nutrient utilization, antioxidant protection mechanisms, methylation pathways, and much more. There are myriad interconnections between pathways, and we produce an amazingly comprehensive profile that surpasses commonly used genetics testing (23andme, ancestry.com, etc)
This is not an "if this, then that" sort of process. Its personalized care. We don't "treat" genetic polymorphisms, but investigate based on their clues, use the evidence to build a personalized plan of power nutrients and supplements that could support functional weaknesses and promote ocular wellness.
Individualized medicine is here, and optometry can be an ideal gateway for patients to have access to this type of care. Dr Futch can help co-manage these patients remotely, through a secure tele-health video system. It is specialty care, an adjunct, NOT a substitute for their routine eye care and medical exams.
Top notch, concierge-level evidence-based care from a functional medicine & nutrition trained optometrist.