WHAT IS THYROID EYE DISEASE?
Tampa and Bay Area Dr. Kwitko proudly serves the Thyroid Eyelid Surgery needs of Residents in 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 Eyelid Surgery needs and goals.
What is thyroid eye disease?
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. The same autoimmune response attacks the eye muscles and connective tissue within the eye sockets, resulting in thyroid eye disease.
Eye symptoms can range from mild to severe, and in about 10% to 20% of patients, vision can be threatened. While both thyroid disease and thyroid eye disease stem from the same autoimmune disorder, each condition must be treated separately.
- Who Gets Thyroid Eye Disease?
- Signs & Symptoms of Thyroid Eye Disease
- Diagnosis of Thyroid Eye Disease
- Treatments & Thyroid Eye Surgery
Why should I select dr. Kwitko to treat my thyroid eye disease?
Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko is the only oculoplastic surgeon in the Tampa Bay Area who also has expertise in orbital surgery and neuro-ophthalmology. His training is specific in regard to those fields and he is board certified and fellowship trained in oculoplastic and neuro-ophthalmic surgery.
Pre Thyroid Eyelid Surgery
Post-Op Thyroid Eyelid Surgery