Plastic surgery involving the eye area requires the skill of an experienced oculaplastic surgeon who can ensure that the patient experiences minimal discomfort during the recovery process, and that optimal results are achieved. Whether you are seeking oculoplastic surgery for cosmetic reasons, or require reconstructive eye surgery to address issues like thyroid eye disease or eyelid cancers, it is important that you choose an oculoplastic surgeon who can give your eyes the care they need.
With over 27 years of experience, Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko, M.D., is one of the most respected oculoplastic surgeons serving the Brandon, FL area. As a clinical assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of South Florida and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Kwitko stays at the forefront of research and technology in the field, providing gold-standard care for each patient, and for each procedure.
As we age, it is common for bags to develop under the eyes, for eyelids to droop, and for eyebrows to sag. While these often start as a cosmetic nuisance, they can also affect your vision if not treated. Upper eyelids and eyebrows can especially case problems if they sag to the point where they have narrowed your field of vision by covering part of the pupil.
Cosmetic eyelid surgery can reduce the appearance of drooping eyelids by tightening the muscles, creating a more youthful, vibrant look. Eye bags can be addressed with blepharoplasty, a procedure where excess fat under the eyes is removed, making a patient look younger and more rested. Dr. Kwitko has decades of experience performing cosmetic procedures for patients in Brandon and throughout the greater Tampa area.
Removal of eyelid cancers, as well as procedures to address ectropion (loosening or turning out of the eyelid) and entropion (turning in of the eyelid) are among the more common reconstructive procedures performed on the eyes. Ectropion and entropion can cause great discomfort for sufferers in the way of eye irritation, redness, watering, or dryness, and can also lead to loss of vision.
Additionally, people who suffer from thyroid problems may find themselves with Graves’ disease, or thyroid eye disease. The same auto-immune response which causes the body’s immune system to attack the thyroid gland can also affect the eyelids and other tissue surrounding the eye, causing retraction of the eyelids, bulging of the eyes, and pressure on the optic nerve, which can lead to blindness. If you have a history of thyroid issues and are experiencing discomfort in your eyes, it is important that you speak with an oculoplastic surgeon who can assess your condition and recommend a course of treatment. Early intervention often means better results, and less discomfort for patients.
Whether you just want to improve the appearance of your eyes or require reconstructive eye surgery, Brandon oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko, M.D., is ready to care for your eyes.