Kingston Eye Institute also has an assortment of laser treatments available to treat certain eye diseases.
As we age, the protein within this lens begins to clump together and starts to cloud a small area of the lens. Once this happens, light rays are blocked from reaching the back of the eye making it hard to see. So a cataract is not a "film over the eye" but your natural lens once it has become clouded.
Dry Eye is a long-term chronic disease that takes years to develop and may worsen if left untreated. More than 100 million people have Dry Eyes.
The symptoms of Dry Eye can be uncomfortable- and a big burden. Basic visual tasks, such as reading, using a computer, driving or watching television may become difficult.
I will do a careful review of your history and the diagnoses that have been assigned to you. We will work together to understand how the pain started and how things have progressed and the effects of treatments and surgeries tried on you. We will review all the medications and interventions that you are currently using, not just your pain medications.
The diagnosis of muscle pain is done in the clinic with an old-fashioned physical examination.Diagnosing myofascial pain is relatively easy, once the language of pain is understood and the common misinterpretations are corrected. Patients make the first mistake by assigning an organ to the site of their pain.
I have adapted many of the current treatments for chronic muscle pain based on my understanding of muscle physiology and the likely points of failure in the system. I do not rely on the drugs developed and tested in the treatment of neuropathic pain, unless they are particularly warranted and prove to be effective when tried.
Chronic pain has ballooned into the most common (4 out of 5 medical visits) and expensive ($60 billion/year) medical problem in Canada today. The impact on the sufferer themselves is equally devastating and usually results in a poorer quality of life than that affected by chronic heart or lung diseases.