Reconstructive surgery and cosmetic procedures performed in and around the eye area require the specialized knowledge of a skilled oculoplastic surgeon. Because of the sensitivity of the eye, and the potential for patient discomfort, oculoplastic surgeons who dedicate their practice to procedures involving the eye area often have more experience performing these procedures than general reconstructive and cosmetic surgeons.
With over 27 years of experience, Dr. Geoffrey R. Kwitko is one of the most trusted oculoplastic surgeons serving Clearwater, Florida. Dr. Kwitko makes it part of his practice to stay current with the most up-to-date research, employing the most advanced technology and surgical techniques to provide gold-standard care with each procedure.
Dr. Kwitko has extensive experience performing a wide range of cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures on the eye. In addition to removal of eyelid cancers, Dr. Kwitko treats patients with ectropion (loose or outward-turned eyelids), entropion (tightening or inward-turning eyelids), and ptosis, or sagging of the eyelids that often comes naturally with age.
Dr. Kwitko also performs eyelid retraction surgery and orbital decompression surgery for patients who suffer from Graves’ disease, or thyroid eye disease, a condition which can accompany other thyroid-related problems, and can cause swelling of the tissue surrounding the eye and retraction of the eyelids, making it difficult for sufferers to close their eyes completely.
As we age, it is not uncommon for many people to experience drooping eyebrows, sagging eyelids, or puffiness around the eyes. Blepharoplasty is a procedure that can reduce bags under the eyes and reduce sagging, giving patients a more youthful, rested look.
Ptosis, the medical term for drooping of the upper eyelid, can also be a common part of the aging process. In extreme cases, ptosis can result in a narrowed field of vision for the sufferer, since part of the pupil can be covered if the upper eyelid does not lift completely. Ptosis surgery, which involves lifting of the upper eyelid and tightening the eyelid muscles, not only improves the appearance of the eyes, but can rectify vision problems caused by drooping of the upper eyelid.
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