TAMPA THYROID EYE DISEASES, ORBITAL DISEASES, ORBITAL CANCERS, TEARING PROBLEMS AND DRY EYE SYNDROME TREATMENT
Tampa and Bay Area Dr. Kwitko specializes in Thyroid Eye Diseases, Orbital Diseases, Orbital Cancers, Tearing Problems and Dry Eye Syndrome Treatment, serving Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo, Hillsborough County, Pinellas County and throughout the Bay Area in West Central Florida.
Call 813.877.8665 today to schedule a confidential consultation with Oculoplastic Surgeon, Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko about your Thyroid Eye Disease, Orbital Disease, Orbital Cancer, Tearing Problems or Dry Eye Syndrome Treatment needs and goals.
Dr. Kwitko specializes in and is a world leader on thyroid eye disease surgery.
He has been treating thyroid eye disease for over 27 years and has the largest population of thyroid patients of any ophthalmologist on the west coast of Florida. Dr. Kwitko is proud to say that he has treated thousands of patients with Thyroid eye Disease and none have lost vision and most go on to lead normal lives with normal appearing and functioning eyes!
Quick facts about thyroid eye disease (TED)
Thyroid eye disease, also called Graves’ eye disease, is an autoimmune condition that develops when the immune system attacks the thyroid gland, a butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck. Graves’ disease most commonly affects women over the age of 20. In the U.S. alone, about 1 million people are diagnosed with thyroid eye disease each year. In TED the muscles around the eyes get swollen and thickened which leads to bulging eyes, retracted eyelids and poor eye movement. This translates into painful, light sensitive, red eyes with or without double vision and possible blindness.
What makes Dr. Kwitko a world leader in thyroid eye disease?
Dr. Kwitko is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology (Board Certified), Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.), International College of Surgeons (F.I.C.S.), American Academy of Ophthalmology (F.A.A.O.), International Society of Orbital Disorders (F.I.S.O.D.) and is a founding fellow of the Neuro-Ophthalmic Surgical Society (F.N.O.S.S.). He is board certified and fellowship trained in Oculoplastic, Orbital, & Neuro-ophthalmic surgery. He is additionally a Clinical Professor at the University of South Florida where he teaches residents the art and science of Oculoplastic and orbital surgery.
Dr. Kwitko has also been voted as a “Best Doctor” every year since 2003 and has been awarded the American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award for many years of teaching at the prestigious American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual meeting.